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3:21 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Several Bristol Bay Runners Qualify for State Cross Country Race

2 members of the Dillingham girls cross country team during a competition earlier this year in Togiak.
Credit Shannon Spring

Runners from across Alaska will be converging on Anchorage on Saturday for the State high school cross country championship race. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, several runners from the Bristol Bay region will be running for a state championship.

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Arts
12:40 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

UA Museum of the North Receives Donation to Update Gallery

Credit University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North received a personal gift which will enable it to begin work on a $5 million upgrade to the Gallery of Alaska. 

Longtime university of Alaska Fairbanks supporters Joe Usibelli (Use-eh-belly) and Peggy Schumaker donated $1 million to allow work to begin on renovations to the university museum’s oldest gallery.  The Gallery of Alaska was built in 1980.

Director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North Aldona Jonaitis (Joe-Night-us) says the gallery is a visual representation of the story of Alaska.

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Environment
12:37 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust Receives Award

Credit Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust

The Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust was incorporated in 2000.  It helped protect more than 23,000 acres of land through conservation and raising funds and purchasing private properties from owners who wish to see their lands protected for future generations.  Last month, the heritage land trust received the national land Trust Excellence Award.

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Alaska Split On Ballot Measure Two

Credit mymcmedi.org

November will bring the election that decides whether Alaska makes marijuana legal or not.  However, this controversial measure is not going to be as clear cut as some might wish.

There are opposing thoughts on both sides of the aisle, and lots of personal opinions, anecdotes as well as studies with hard facts to back either side up.

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Fisheries
3:31 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Dillingham City Council to Vote on Annexation on Thursday

The Dillingham City Council is slated to vote Thursday night on whether or not to proceed with trying to annex the Nushagak Commercial Fishing District into the city limits. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Politics
11:38 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Bella Hammond Endorses Senator Begich

A prominent Alaska Native elder in the Bristol Bay region has come out publicly in support of Senator Mark Begich for another term in Congress. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Fisheries
4:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Surveys will Help Model the Impact of the Fisheries in Southwest Alaska

Federal fisheries researchers are getting ready to start a new effort to model the economic impact of the state and federal fisheries in Southwest Alaska. However, they can’t do it without your help. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

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Business
3:10 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Small Business Group Endorses Governor Parnell for Reelection

The National Federation of Independent Businesses has endorsed Governor Sean Parnell for reelection.
Credit Governor Parnell

A major business advocacy organization is throwing its support behind Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s quest for another term. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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DLG Police Blotter
11:32 am
Mon September 29, 2014

A Burglary Discovered in Dillingham

On Friday the Dillingham Police Department was alerted to a burglary at a home off of the Aleknagik Lake Road just past Bea Avenue. The Police Department believes the burglary occurred in the 3 days prior to being discovered on Friday. Items taken included jewelry and watches. The Dillingham Police Department is asking for the publics help in solving the case and anyone with information can contact the Dillingham Police Department at 842-5354.

Environment
10:35 am
Mon September 29, 2014

New Study Shows White River Ash As Far Away As Europe

Credit The Geological Society of America

Over one thousand years ago, a volcano erupted on the Yukon-Alaska border leaving behind White River Ash on a massive area of the region.  However, a recent study shows that the affected area may have been even larger. 

The eruption in question took place in 850 AD at Mount Churchill in southeastern Alaska.  The original theory was the ash produced by that eruption covered 1,000 kilometers, however, researchers have now found that the area is far more expansive.

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Politics
6:27 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Unity Ticket Stays on the November General Election Ballott

The names of the independent candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Alaska will remain on the ballot for the November General Election. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Politics
1:34 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Officials Speak in Kodiak on Proposition Four, Bristol Bay Forever

Credit Jason Sear

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell met with representatives from around the state in Kodiak this month to discuss ballot proposal four, which would prohibit mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserves. 

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Environment
10:54 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Hydrokinetic System Project Successful in Igiugig

Credit Ocean Renewable Power Company

The cost of electricity in Igiugig in nearly 80 cents per kilowatt hour, but the national average is 10 cents.  Igiugig relies on diesel generation.  One company set out to show how inexpensive and effective a hydrokinetic power system could be. 

The Ocean Renewable Power Company’s RivGen power System is a 25 kilowatt system designed to reduce the cost of electricity to remote communities located near rivers.  Hydrokinetic systems, like RivGen, refers to energy technologies that capture the energy in moving water and convert it to electricity. 

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