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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.