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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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Politics
11:48 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Alaska's Congressional Delegation expected in Bristol Bay Wednesday

Sen. Murkowski will visit Iguigig, Sen. Sullivan Dillingham, and all three are expected to attend a private fundraiser in King Salmon.

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Fisheries
7:41 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Processors hit impasse over sustainability label

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.

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Fisheries
12:41 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

ADFG says Nushagak chinook are shrinking

Credit Courtesty ADFG

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.

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Crime and Safety
11:14 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Man went into the water Saturday night in Dillingham Harbor

Dillingham harbor Saturday night, just after a young man was pulled from the water.
Credit KDLG

Unnamed 21-year-old was believed to be highly intoxicated. He was pulled from the water by another skiff, and taken to hospital.

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Environment
7:04 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Katmai bear cams draw international audience of millions

Holly, a favorite among cam viewers, with her cubs - one biological, one adopted.
Credit Tina Crowe / NPS

The bear cams at Brooks Camp, first installed by Explore.org in 2012, have a massive and dedicated online following.

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Fisheries
1:03 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Summer salmon camps get underway

Jamie Westnegee shows salmon camps students who Fish and Game measures and records salmon as they return upstream to spawn.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

Every summer BBEDC holds salmon camps for middle school and high school kids from CDQ communities.

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Open Line
2:13 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Open Line for June 25, 2015

Crime and Safety
7:09 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

State drops charges against alleged Togiak pot dealer

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:

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Business
5:57 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Local Fireworks Sales Hurting from State Ban

Credit Wikimedia

This summer's active wildfire season is putting a damper on Fourth of July sales for a longtime local fireworks business.

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Open Line
4:22 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Open Line for June 24, 2015

News
6:24 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Naknek house burns down in supposed electrical fire

A house east of Naknek was destroyed early Tuesday morning in what the homeowners believe was an electrical fire. 

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Open Line
12:53 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Open Line for June 23, 2015

Fisheries
6:17 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

The west side wets some nets Sunday night

Just down from Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach, these fishermen had just set their net minutes into Sunday's opener, the first for most Nushagak District fishermen in 2015.
Credit KDLG

A push of kings in the Nushagak River and sockeye in the Wood River prompted a Nushagak District set net opener Sunday evening.

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News
1:11 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

UPDATE: Thunderstorms bring wildfires to Western Alaska

The fire upriver from Togiak, viewed Tuesday around noon.
Credit Togiak Wildlife Refuge

As of Tuesday, forestry officials reported 56 active fires in Southwest Alaska. 

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