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6:16 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 6, 2015

The Wood River is shown on June 22, 2015.
Credit Molly Dischner/KDLG

Managers and researchers say the total run is going to come in below the forecast.

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News
6:09 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Float plane flipped on Naknek Lake

This Piper PA-22, pictured earlier, had a rough landing near Brooks Falls on Naknek Lake Sunday afternoon. Four were on board; no injuries were reported.

All four onboard the Piper PA-22 aircraft were unharmed, rescued by Katmai rangers on Sunday afternoon.

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Fisheries
5:35 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Fish and Game downgrades Kvichak River run

Total run to Kvichak River lowered from preseason estimate of 15.4 million to 4.7 million, first official downgrade of 2015 run.

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11:47 am
Mon July 6, 2015

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Fisheries
11:45 am
Mon July 6, 2015

BBRSDA tour of Bristol Bay concludes with chefs' dinner

Guests enjoyed a spread of salmon appetizers. In the foreground is North Carolina chef William Dissen's creation: "a sockeye salmon crudo... shingled with grapefruit, some nice olive oil, toasted macademia nuts, shaved radish, aji amarillo peppers sliced thin, some foraged pea greens from the beach here in Naknek, and some nice Alaskan sea salt."
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Chefs Rob Kinneen and William Dissen joined BBRSDA representatives and food writers for a week-long tour of the Bay's fishery. 

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Crime and Safety
11:19 am
Mon July 6, 2015

Chignik Bay aircraft damaged, man arrested for mischief

KDLG:  A 24-year-old California man was arrested in Chignik Bay last week after he allegedly caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to an aircraft parked at the airstrip.

Anthony Michael Jackson, an employee at the fish processing vessel Ocean Fresh, is accused of walking up the fuselage and jumping off the wing of a 1967 Citabra plane. The owner reported that the trailing edge of the left wing had been broken and damaged. Jackson admitted to troopers that he had been hiking in the area near the aircraft, but did not confirm or deny his involvement in the damage.

Crime and Safety
3:20 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Update on fireworks ban for Western Alaska

Fire Marshall lifts suspension of fireworks for Dillingham, Naknek, and King Cove, but City of Dillingham keeping local ban in place.

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News
11:12 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Hjalmar "Ofi" Olson, Bristol Bay elder, dies at 75

This picture was taken early June, after Ofi and some friends gathered for dinner around a first king salmon of the season.
Credit Hannah Colton, KDLG

Olson, who had been battling kidney failure, succumbed late Wednesday after being taken off dialysis at an Anchorage hospital.

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Fisheries
9:54 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Fish and Game still finalizing budget

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still finalizing a plan to for the most recent cut to its budget, but Bristol Bay shouldn’t see too many more cuts, said Commercial Fisheries Director Jeff Regnart during a recent visit to Dillingham.

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Fisheries
10:05 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Bristol Bay's sockeye run on the brink?

Veronica Elford helps set a net in Naknek Monday, where the fishing was slow.
Credit Hannah Colton

The slower than expected start to the run has left many wondering if the run is late, smaller than forecast, or about to arrive in one big "wall of fish."

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Politics
9:12 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Senator Sullivan visits Dillingham, speaks on veterans' affairs

Senator Sullivan chats with a group of Dillingham veterans after the reception.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

The Republican Senator Dan Sullivan spoke to several dozen at an informal reception Wednesday afternoon. 

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Crime and Safety
3:24 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Sand Point Post Office burglars sentenced

Two men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 21 months in federal prison for burglarizing the post office in Sand Point.

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Open Line
12:45 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Open Line Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Hosted by Elijah Hunt.

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Fisheries
11:24 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Dillingham's reduced subsistence fishing schedule starts Thursday

Fishing on Dillingham Beaches, like Kanakanak pictured here this season, goes to a reduced scheduled for a few weeks in July. Fish and Game asks people to closely mind their nets ahead of the typical peak of the sockeye run.
Credit Theresa Williams

Fishing on Dillingham beaches goes down to three days a week until July 17, ahead of what is usually the peak of the sockeye run.

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Environment
6:34 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Burn and Firework Bans Still in Effect for Southwest

On Tuesday afternoon smokejumpers were sent to the 8,500-acre fire at Paul's Creek northeast of Naknek.
Credit Alaska Interagency Coordination Center

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:

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