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.

Russel Nelson

The 78-foot sunken fishing tender Lone Star is still stuck in the mud in the Igushik River as responders try and figure out a new way to recover the vessel. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Russel Nelson

Knik Construction is operating a gravel pit in Dillingham to supply gravel for a large project at the Dillingham airport. The company confirms that the local water table has been breached as work continues in the pit.

Russel Nelson

The operator of a large and growing gravel pit in Dillingham has apparently admitted that they have broken into the water table.

The Commissioner's Office upheld its June 28 decision to allow Nuvista to use helicopters for planned research in the Wood Tikchik State Park.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management is beginning a 4 year planning process to set a strategy for over 10 million acres of BLM land across a vast section of southwest Alaska.

Link to project website here.

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The hunt opens at first light on Aug. 20th; hunters need to register by obtaining a permit from a Fish and Game office.

The "Salmon Project" Gets Started in Alaska

Aug 19, 2013
The Salmon Project

Alaska is home to a tremendous salmon resource that touches nearly every life in the state in one way or another. A new effort is underway to try and understand that relationship. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Magone Marine unable to lift the vessel out of the mud after four attempts, taking the salvage plan back to the drawing board.