Environment

Mike Mason

For the next several day’s a group of salvage experts will try once again to raise the sunken tender Lone Star from the bottom of the Igushik River. The impact of the sinking on the local commercial salmon fishery was outlined this week during a meeting in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

The most recent population numbers for caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula indicates that the local herd is growing. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Russel Nelson

The new plan to recover the sunken fishing tender Lone Star has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel has been sitting in the middle of one of the major sockeye salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay since late June.

The Alaska Native village corporation for Dillingham, Ekuk, and Portage Creek says "diminishing supplies of dry standing wood" prompted the change.

Russel Nelson

The development of a large gravel pit within the city limits of Dillingham is prompting an effort to impose some local regulations. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Dept. says more than 2 million acres of state managed lands in Bristol Bay will be reclassified as wildlife habitat, amongst other changes.

Cook Inlet Keeper

The water-quality watchdog group Cook Inlet Keeper and the Center for Sustainable Economy have released a new report that outlines the financial risks associated with the aging oil and gas infrastructure in Cook Inlet. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The annual flu season has not yet started in Alaska but it’s on its way. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services wants everyone to get immunized before the flu starts spreading across the state. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

A large grocery chain with a significant presence in Alaska has reached a settlement with the EPA about alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Safeway is the second largest grocery store chain in the U.S. and the company has 24 Carrs Safeway stores in Alaska including in Kodiak, Unalaska, Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer.

Game McGimsey

The ongoing eruption of the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has increased in intensity in recent days and a weak ash plume is being produced. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The US Coast Guard is still waiting on a new salvage plan, a spokesman said Tuesday, after Magone Marine's salvage attempts failed last month.

Gary "Butch" King

The eruption of the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula increased in severity Friday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck the Aleutian Islands this morning. The earthquake occurred at 8:25 this morning and was centered about 55-miles southeast of Adak.

The Currant Creek Fire Near Lake Clark is Out

Aug 26, 2013
Gail Coray

The Alaska Division of Forestry reports that the Currant Creek Fire is now out.

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