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From captain to cabin boy: Fisherman ends 74-year run in Bristol Bay

It's Charley Wren's 74th summer fishing in Bristol Bay and time, he says, for his demotion from captain to cabin boy. His son Travis Wren is taking over the F/V Wrangler and the family business.

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Dillingham man arrested for climbing KDLG tower

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 20, 2018

Tonight we get the scoop from a fisheries geneticist on where Port Moller Test Fishery sockeye are headed, and we travel up the Naknek for a look at the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy.

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The Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory Committee has finalized their comments on the setnet permit stacking proposal for Bristol Bay that will be taken up at next week's Board of Fisheries meeting.

The Hispanic Population in Alaska is Growing

Feb 20, 2013

Some new analysis from the State of Alaska shows that Alaska's Hispanic population is growing and currently makes up over 5-percent of the population.

Fairly Stable Permit Values for Bristol Bay

Feb 20, 2013
Sailing for Salmon Exhibit

The value of set and drift permits in Bristol Bay remains fairly stable according to the latest data from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Mike Mason

The State of Alaska has a problem with derelict vessels and lawmakers in Juneau are looking at how to address the situation. Last Thursday the Fisheries Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives heard information about the growing number of derelict fishing and other vessels in Alaska.

Candidates for the BB-RSDA Board of Directors

Feb 18, 2013
BBRSDA

The list of candidates has been set for the upcoming election for the organization that represents all of the drift-net permit holders in Bristol Bay.

www.frankmurkowski.com

Former U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski is calling on President Obama to stop the EPA's efforts to prepare a watershed assessment for the Bristol Bay region. This comes as some vocal opponents are criticizing the Agency for further delays in the process.

Alaska House Majority Organization

A piece of legislation was introduced on Friday that could result in some additional money for local school districts in Alaska.

Juneau Empire

Last week the first woman to sit on the Alaska Supreme Court called for greater cooperation between the judicial system in Alaska and the growing number of Tribal courts.

House Majority Outlines "Guiding Principles"

Feb 15, 2013
House Majority Caucus

The Republican dominated Majority Caucus in the Alaska House of Representatives intends to focus on 5 guiding principles over the next 2 years.

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Alaska's Congressional Delegation continues to voice displeasure with the recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prohibit construction of a road between Cold Bay and King Cove.

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