Smokejumpers sent to Paul's Creek fire; Kokwok Fire is nearly out; new fire burns NE of Twin Hills
Despite a bit of rain and humidity in recent days, the state says Southwest Alaska is still in extreme wildfire danger. There are 75 fires burning in Southwest as of Tuesday morning.
Division of Forestry spokesman Francis Mitchell says firefighters responded to the 8500-acre fire Paul’s Creek NE of Naknek Tuesday:
Sen. Murkowski will visit Iguigig, Sen. Sullivan Dillingham, and all three are expected to attend a private fundraiser in King Salmon.
The two groups of processors at odds over who can put the Marine Stewardship Council’s blue sustainability label on their fish appear to be at an impasse.
Chinook salmon returning to ten Alaska rivers - including the Nushagak - are smaller and younger than they were just three decades ago, according to a recent study done by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Unnamed 21-year-old was believed to be highly intoxicated. He was pulled from the water by another skiff, and taken to hospital.
The bear cams at Brooks Camp, first installed by Explore.org in 2012, have a massive and dedicated online following.
Every summer BBEDC holds salmon camps for middle school and high school kids from CDQ communities.
The state has dropped its case against Kevin Harless, 52, who had been accused of dealing marijuana in Togiak in 2013. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more:
This summer's active wildfire season is putting a damper on Fourth of July sales for a longtime local fireworks business.
A house east of Naknek was destroyed early Tuesday morning in what the homeowners believe was an electrical fire.
A push of kings in the Nushagak River and sockeye in the Wood River prompted a Nushagak District set net opener Sunday evening.
As of Tuesday, forestry officials reported 56 active fires in Southwest Alaska.