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7:46 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Watzituya: Naknek's One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling

Marcia Dale expertly hangs nets at Watzituya.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Marcia Dale at Watzituya has been providing nets and moral support to Bristol Bay fishermen for over 30 years. 

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Fisheries
12:50 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Next generation takes over fishing in Ekuk

Ani White pulls the net out of the water with her truck as her siblings start to pick out the fish.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

Fishing is a family affair for the Bouker family on Ekuk beach.

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Crime and Safety
5:29 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Two unexpected deaths in Manokotak this week

5-year-old Daphne Mochin succumbed to drowning injuries Tuesday and William Maud, 37, apparently took his own life Wednesday night.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Naknek celebrates soft opening of new museum

Several intricate model sailing schooners are on display.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

The collection, housed in a refurbished  77-year-old building in downtown Naknek, features relics of the Bristol Bay fishery and traditional culture. 

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Fisheries
1:12 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

UPDATE: Board of Fish meeting to discuss Togiak Friday

Togiak fishermen have petitioned the state to extend the time period during which fishing in their district is limited to those who haven't fished elsewhere in the bay.

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News
7:27 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Citing unpaid taxes, Dillingham forecloses on Bingman properties

The City of Dillingham took ownership of all of James Bingman, Sr.'s properties, including the many apartment units on Fairview Drive.
Credit KDLG

City becomes temporary landlord for approx. 26 tenants of Bingman rental units, and takes over Bingman property at the Harbor.

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Arts
7:16 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Fishtival 2015 rocks out while fish roll in

The Mushroom Cowboys play on the patio at Dolly's Hall in Naknek, June 19.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Festival organizers raised double the funds to bring more art and music to this year's 4-day festival. 

This weekend’s Fishtival in Naknek and King Salmon was attended by perhaps fewer fishermen than usual, but still drew enthusiastic crowds of locals and visitors. Especially popular were daily performances as part of the Bear Grass Music Festival. KDLG’s Hannah Colton reports festival planners raised twice as much money as last year for a full four days of entertainment.  

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News
4:30 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Invasive Eurasian Dove Found in King Salmon

Matthew MacFarland snapped this photo of the dove outside of the Antlers Inn in King Salmon.
Credit Matthew MacFarland

Fish and Wildlife says it's the farthest west this wandering dove has been found in the U.S.  

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Crime and Safety
1:59 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Two walk away from float plane crash at Shannon's Pond Monday

This Piper PA-18 Super Cub N8761C crashed just after take-off from Dillingham's Shannon's Pond Monday. Police received a call around 9:45 p.m. Both the pilot and the passenger walked away unharmed.
Credit KDLG

Pilot says she lost power just after take off and crashed near the south end of the popular float plane lake in Dillingham.

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Fisheries
12:44 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Alaska processors reach agreement on MSC client group

More Alaska salmon processors should have access to markets that prefer the MSC's trademark blue label.

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Fisheries
12:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Ekuk direct marketer cuts up a 'Butterfly Fillet'

Devin Darrough shows off the Butterfly Fillet. Friedman Family Fishery plans to sell them on the East Coast this year.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

Small processing operation in Ekuk offers a new style of salmon fillet to East Coast customers.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report
8:30 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 20, 2015

Purse for sale at the Fishtival Bazaar in Naknek on July 18, 2015 - but how much fish money there will be at the end of the summer is still a question mark.
Credit Molly Dischner/KDLG

Another million fish harvested yesterday, and economist Gunnar Knapp tells us the strange run can mean uncertainty in the sockeye market.

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Fisheries
1:05 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Bristol Bay fishery Monday July 20 update

Boats are readied for winter and gear is loaded to ship south at a boatyard in Naknek on July 19, 2015.
Credit Molly Dischner/KDLG

A million more fish caught in Bristol Bay yesterday - and another million sockeye counted at the towers in seven rivers.

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Pebble Mine
6:33 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Alaska Supreme Court upholds superior court ruling against 'Save Our Salmon' Initiative

Save Our Salmon will remain overturned following ruling by Supreme Court in four year long legal battle.

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News
12:44 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

White House "pre-advance" team visits Dillingham

About a dozen people loaded off a jet bearing an American flag at the Dillingham airport Thursday evening.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

A government team will tour Dillingham facilities ahead of a possible Presidential visit later this year. 

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