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Troubles for Togiak after banishing suspected bootlegger

A "community court" banished Ronald Oertwich, 72, a longtime resident of Togiak who is not a tribal member. Tribal police say he's a known bootlegger who was caught with 22 bottles of whiskey. Oertwich's attorney says client was falsely imprisoned for nearly a week, and duct taped and dragged to plane.

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For a few intrepid anglers, Bristol Bay sport fishing is underway

Rainbow trout are heading down from the Naknek Lake into the river to spawn, and a handful of fishermen from around Alaska are taking advantage of this short fishery.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond, Mar. 31, 2017

As March goes out more lion than lamb, we discuss the feasibility of a Dillingham - Manokotak road, get a preview of the coming Togiak herring season, and a look behind the scenes at Bristol Bay 4-H ballet.

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The Alaska Senate has approved a bill intended to provide some tax relief for small and medium size businesses.

KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

The work of the Alaska Senate will likely slow down this week as a significant number of lawmakers head to Washington D.C. for a legislative conference. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to create a new permit stacking system for setnetters in a couple of fishing districts in Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Ptarmigan this year?

Feb 28, 2013

With spring increasingly near at-hand, it's safe to say that this winter has been a little different than years past. After a rainy December and January, the snow certainly, and finally, arrived. But something else many have noticed is smaller number of ptarmigan in usual spots around the area. KDLG News put student reporters August Shade and Connor Ito on the hunt to find out where these birds may be, and if they're going to yet arrive. They filed this report:

Senate Resources Approves the Oil Tax Bill

Feb 28, 2013

There has been some movement in the Alaska Senate related to efforts to change the oil tax structure in Alaska.

KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Government Accounting Office show increasing numbers of Alaskans will be affected by floods and erosion in coming years due to rising waters and extreme weather events.

SWAMC Members Approve Several Resolutions

Feb 27, 2013
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The members of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference approved several resolutions during their annual meeting last week in Anchorage.

The State Affairs Committees in both the Alaska House and Senate met jointly on Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the tension that sometimes exists between the Federal Government and the State of Alaska.      KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Allegations of a "War on Salmon" in Alaska

Feb 27, 2013
Mike Mason

A well known environmental activist is accusing the administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell of waging a “war on salmon”.

KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

2 of the State Senators leading the examination of proposed changes to oil taxes in Alaska outlined the most recent developments during Tuesday's Senate Majority press conference.     KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

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