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4:17 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Bristol Bay and Beyond, April 17 2015

Crew aboard the F/V Lady Mindy were reading the vessel to seine for the upcoming sac roe herring fishery in Togiak.
Credit Hannah Colton, KDLG

The passing of Igiugig's Mary Olympic, Trident's new fishmeal plant in Naknek, voices from the boat yard, and a high schooler's award winning poem.

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Pebble Mine
3:29 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Pebble selling off surplus equipment

A flyer circulated last week announced a sale of surplus Pebble equipment located in Iliamna.

Ahead of another quiet season at their worksite north of Iliamna, the Pebble Limited Partnership is selling off some surplus equipment. 

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Fisheries
3:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Trident's new fishmeal plant to go online soon in Naknek

50 foot, 60,000 pound spin drier sits at the center of the new Trident fishmeal plant in Naknek
Credit Matt Martin

Trident Seafoods plans to test the fishmeal plant during the Togiak herring fishery, ahead of full operations this salmon season.

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Education
2:51 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Rogers to retire as UAF Chancellor after August

Brian Rogers announced Thursday he is retiring as UAF Chancellor at the end of August.
Credit UAF photo by Todd Paris

The 64-year-old likely successor to UA President Pat Gamble said stress from the job was taking a toll on his health.

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Fisheries
1:23 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Some fish spotted on ADF&G aerial survey over Togiak waters

The small dark shadows just off the coast were seen Thursday in Togiak Bay. Fish and Game biologists say they were unable to confirm if those fish were herring or smelt.
Credit Dept. of Fish and Game

Biologists unsure if fish seen in Togiak Bay were herring or smelt.

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Crime and Safety
7:19 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Grass fire spread quickly Wednesday off Dillingham's Wood River Road

A grass fire that may have been started near the Wood River Road spread quickly Wednesday afternoon, claiming at least two structures and other property. A dozen or so members of the Volunteer Fire Dept. were joined by at least 15 others from the community who worked with hand tools to stop the spread.

A grass fire burned several acres and destroyed at least two structures Wednesday at mile three on Dillingham's Wood River Road.

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News
2:35 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Mary Olympic of Igiugig passed away Tuesday at the age of 83

Mary A. Olympic of Igiugig passed away Tuesday at the age of 83.
Credit courtesy AlexAnna Salmon

Family says Olympic died from pneumonia complications at an Anchorage hospital after celebrating Orthodox Easter.

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Education
6:11 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Young musicians fine tune their skills at Region 1 Music Festival

Hannah Colton

Visiting students from four western Alaska schools made their way to Dillingham for the Regional Music Festival April 9-11. 

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Fisheries
4:01 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Alaska salmon producers seek to rejoin MSC certification

Ten major salmon buyers will negotiate back to stewardship label they dropped in 2012, saying its needed to sell to some European markets.

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Business
3:48 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Tax deadline approaches

Wednesday is the deadline to file your 2014 tax returns, or an extension.

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Local Sports
2:51 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Naknek swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics

The Sockeye Swim League in Naknek had four young swimmers qualify for the Junior Olympics this past weekend.

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Education
2:43 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

$14,000,000 school bond up for vote in Bristol Bay

Voters head to the polls April 28 to decide on whether or not to use bond funds to improve borough school.

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Crime and Safety
3:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Ramp agent napping in cargo hold of Alaska Airlines jet, forces emergency landing

Pilot reported hearing banging beneath the aircraft after takeoff from Seattle.

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Education
1:33 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Facing budget cuts, Aleutians East to close Cold Bay school

The playground at the Cold Bay School.
Credit Kerry Burkhardt

Aleutians East Borough is closing its second school in three years.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Round Island program gets a boost from private, federal funds

Round Island and the Walrus Islands sanctuary protect North America’s largest continually used terrestrial haulout for Pacific walruses.
Credit Lauri Jemison

Annenberg Foundation, zoos, aquariums, and others will help keep unique spot staffed and open despite state funding cuts.

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