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Bristol Bay Borough incentivizes RSW upgrades with fish tax rebate

Assembly voted 3-1 Monday night in favor of offering a $1500 rebate to skippers installing refrigerated seawater systems on their vessels. Proponents say the chilled catch will bring higher overall value.

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Iliamna Lake levels barely high enough for Bristol Bay boat portage

Ray Williams of Iliamna Transportation Company says the Iliamna Lake and Kvichak River are very low, making the shortcut from the False Pass route a little tricky, but doable.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond: June 2, 2017

Peter Pan's not canning in Dillingham this season, plus Narcan is available now, Frank Woods has a tender side, honey bees and their keepers, and the author of "We Ask Your Blessings" joins to discuss the song that seeks blessing for the fleet.

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U.S. Senator Mark Begich took to the floor of the Alaska Legislature Monday to give his annual speech to lawmakers. He outlined his solutions to the ongoing budget crisis and called on Alaska's Senators and Representatives to support the state's public education system. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Support Your Local Village Dog Sled Race

Mar 4, 2013

Sled dog races are held annually in small villages across the state. In the Bristol Bay region there are annual races in places like New Stuyahok and Koliaganek but the most prestigious race is held in Dillingham.      KDLG's Mike Mason covered this year's race and filed this story.

Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is a 315,000-acre stretch of eelgrass and tundra pockmarked with lakes and lagoons, a site where the geese called Pacific black brants stop off to feed before they begin their journey to wintering grounds in Mexico. But the fate of this remote wilderness area has become a critical bargaining chip in an inside-the-Beltway battle, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) threatening to block Sally Jewell’s nomination as interior secretary unless the Obama administration agrees to put a road through it.

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The Iditarod may be the most closely watched sled dog race on earth but in the Bristol Bay region the most prestigious race is the annual "Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship" that was held over the weekend. KDLG's Mike Mason called the race and filed this report.

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.

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