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5:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

KDLG Evening Newscast for October 24th, 2014

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Crime and Safety
12:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

WAANT busts heroin, meth smuggler bound for Bristol Bay

Tawnie Ann Myers, 27, of Naknek was arrested by Alaska State Troopers when they found meth and heroin in her bags on her way back to the Bristol Bay Borough.

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Education
11:24 am
Fri October 24, 2014

ANSEP Receives $6 Million Grant to Expand Middle School Academies

Credit Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, was awarded a $6 million grant through the passage of House Bill 278.  The program is using that money to offer eight additional Middle School Academies.

ANSEP works with the University of Alaska system to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing students on a career path to leadership.  This starts by placing students beginning in sixth grade through high school in science and engineering undergraduate degree programs. 

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Other
10:38 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Calista Corporation Provides First-Ever Investment Fund Dividend

Credit Calista Corporation

The Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the first-ever Akilista Fund dividend with a total distribution of $1.62 million.  

Calista has 12,900 shareholders and is one of the largest of the Alaska Native Corporations.  The Calista region includes more than 6.5 million acres and 56 villages which have been incorporated into 46 individual village corporations.

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Health
9:33 am
Fri October 24, 2014

DHSS Group Looking for Public Feedback in Online Survey

Credit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is opening up a five minute online survey to residents for feedback on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. 

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Podcasts
5:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

KDLG Evening Newscast for October 23rd, 2014

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Events & Information
10:50 am
Thu October 23, 2014

ASMI Hosting Annual Fish Photo Contest

This photo won the Facebook Fan Favorite award in the 2013 contest.
Credit Todd B of Cordova

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting its annual Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest this fall.  ASMI is inviting all photographers to enter photos that share the uniqueness of Alaska’s fisheries.

ASMI will place submitted photos into categories and award first, second and third place prizes in best action, best boat, best family or kid, best fish, best humor, best scenic, best throwback photos. Communications director at ASMI Tyson Fick says this is the third year in a row the organization has held this contest.

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Podcasts
9:11 am
Thu October 23, 2014

KDLG Evening Newscast for October 22nd, 2014

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Fisheries
10:48 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Norton Sound Fishermen Hit $4 Million During 2014 Fishing Season

Credit Norton Sound Seafood Products

Norton Sound Seafood Products paid out more than $4 million to 212 fishermen so far for the 2014 fishing season.  This new payout is double the rate seven years ago when $2 million was paid to 120 fishermen. 

Chief operating officer of Norton Sound Seafood Products Tyler Rhodes says his company is the only fishery in the area.

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Podcasts
5:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

KDLG Evening Newscast for October 21st, 2014

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Environment
1:42 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

National Park Service-Alaska Set to Meet in Naknek for Sport Hunting Proposals

Credit National Park Service of Alaska

The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall to hear comment on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska’s preserves.

The State of Alaska’s Board of Game loosened its grip recently on predator hunting practices in many areas. However, as assistant regional director of communications for the National Park Service John Quinley says the organization is seeking comment because there are some specific problems.

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Fisheries
12:02 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Coast Guard Opens FOL in Cold Bay

Alaska Coast Guard
Credit Weather Channel

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened a seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay on Sunday. The Coast Guard aircrews transferred equipment to Cold Bay to reduce response time to Bristol Bay, the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands. 

Petty Officer Kelly Parker says the Coast Guard picks forward operating locations based on how busy it is in the area.

“A lot of activity going on, whether it’s fishing, so our response time can be quicker if there’s any mariners in distress.”

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Crime and Safety
11:11 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Bail Set for Togiak Woman Accused of Smoking Oxy in Kanakanak Hospital

The bail hearing for Jennifer Williams, the Togiak woman who was arrested for allegedly smoking oxycodone in the Kanakanak Hospital earlier this month, was held Tuesday.  The state recommended a third part custodian and a cash bail set at $15,000 because of the severity of the charges, one A and one C felony charges.  However, Magistrate Christina Reigh set bail at $1,500 and required Williams mother, Sarah, be her third party custodian. 

Podcasts
5:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

KDLG Evening Newscast for October 20th, 2014

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Environment
10:32 am
Mon October 20, 2014

UAF Researchers Montior Gulf of Alaska and Find Waters Warmer

Researchers pull in a CTD – an instrument that collects high resolution temperature and salinity data throughout the water column.
Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have been studying the waters in the Gulf of Alaska and found that the warmer than normal temperatures are averaging one to five degrees warmer than the September average of 55-57 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Seward Line is the long-term monitoring site in the Gulf of Alaska.  It helps scientists understand the details of what is happening in the waters over the Alaska shelf.

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