Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor and memory of an Anchorage firefighter. Senior Captain Jeffery Bayless died last Friday during following a training exercise. Governor Parnell praised Captain Bayless for his dedication to helping others on and off the job. State flags are to be flown at half-staff on Friday and returned to full-staff on Saturday.
A new report shows that Bristol Bay produced 31-percent of the world’s commercially caught sockeye salmon last year. That’s down significantly from previous years. The new “Sockeye Market Analysis” report was prepared by the McDowell Group for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.
The KDLG Newscast includes stories about the the Dillingham basketball teams headed to the state competition, the decision to drop the Chikuminuk hydroelectric project, and the recommendation for Alaska from the Indian Law and Order Commission.
The Allen River drains Chikuminuk Lake in the Wood Tikchik State Park. Developers eye that river as a source of hydroelectric energy, but political and economic hurdles have caused Nuvista to shelve the project for now.
3 high profile candidates, vying to be the next U.S. Senator from Alaska, made speeches last week during an economic summit focused on Southwest Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason covered the summit and filed this report.
DILLINGHAM: A Manokotak man was stabbed Monday with a 3” pocket knife at a residence on Little Larry Road, according to Dillingham police.
Police and paramedics were dispatched at about 6:00 p.m.; they found the 37-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, bleeding profusely from a stab wound in his upper chest. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The KDLG evening newscast includes an update on last week's economic summit of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference and a story about the new "Talk Now Talk Often" campaign from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
The seafood industry is one of the pillars of the Alaska economy. Lawmakers and staffers in Juneau heard a detailed presentation about the industry last month as a way of informing the upcoming decisions on legislation that could impact the industry. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.