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Education
5:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Dartmouth College Uses Bristol Bay's Sockeye Fishery to Teach Students

Dartmouth Professor Bob Hansen teaching a class on July 17th that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a tool to explain supply and demand.
Credit Bob Hansen

One of the most prestigious colleges in the United States is using Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery as a teaching tool. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Elections
5:18 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Sealaska Endorses Senator Begich for Reelection

The regional Native Corporation for Southeast Alaska is endorsing U.S. Senator Mark Begich in his bid for reelection. Seaalaska is also endorsing Byron Mallott for Governor. Sealaska cited Senator Begich’s seniority and effectiveness as reasons for the endorsement. Byron Mallott received the corporation’s endorsement because of his long-term involvement in rural and Native issues. Sealaska currently has over 21.6-thousand shareholders.

Crime and Safety
4:40 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

State Troopers Hold Fifth-Annual Relay for Charity

Credit Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers are gearing up to host a 650 mile outdoor relay.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Business
4:32 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Alaska LNG Project Applies for Export License

A state natural gas project has reached an important bureaucratic milestone.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Environment
3:38 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Alaska Department of Health Adds Species to "Unrestricted Consumption" List

Alaska has expanded its fish testing data and released new fish consumption guidelines.  The new guidelines increase the number of fish species on the “unrestricted consumption” list. 

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a report upgrading several species of fish to unrestricted status.  Some of the new fish include halibut up to 40 pounds, lingcod measuring up to 35 inches, big skate, black rockfish, broad whitefish, Dolly Varden, dusky rockfish, grayling, humpback whitefish and rough eye rockfish. 

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Fisheries
1:59 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The King Salmon Run to the Nushagak River is Doing O.K.

The Bendix sonar equipment used at the Nushagak sonar site for more than 25 years printed estimate data on a ticker tape (upper left and right). The DIDSON technology the site now uses produces ultra sound-like video of fish (lower left and right).
Credit ADF&G

One of the largest king salmon runs in Alaska is the run to the Nushagak River. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, escapement has picked up in recent days but is still short of the Department of Fish and Game’s management priority.

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Environment
12:36 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bat With Rabies Found on Prince of Wales Island, First in Eight Years

Credit Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a health advisory because of a bat that was found with rabies.

Biologists on the Prince of Wales Island trapped several Keen’s myotis bats.  One appeared to be behaving strangely, and after testing, was found to have rabies.  This is only the third case of bat rabies in the state of Alaska-- the first was in 1993 and the second in 2006.  There are over 1000 different species of bats worldwide and only six species live in Alaska. 

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Environment
11:16 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Alaska's National Parks Bring in $1.1 Billion to the State

Credit National Park Service

The National Park Service released a new report showing that 2.5 million visitors came to national parks in Alaska in 2013.  Those millions of visitors brought with them money that supports some communities. 

Alaska national parks brought in $1.1 billion in economic support to communities across the state.  These parks employ 17,000 workers directly and thousands more indirectly.  The three most visited parks in the state last year were Klondike Gold Rush at 928,000 visitors, Denali at 530,000 visitors and Glacier Bay at 500,000 visitors.

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Politics
9:28 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Palin Calls for Obama Impeachment at Summit

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Credit Courtesy: Colorado Christian University

 

A former Alaskan governor made strong comments about the president at a recent conservative conference held in Colorado. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.
 

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Fisheries
5:11 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Togiak District Update: Things Picking Up

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye run is basically over and the vast majority of fishermen have called it a season. However, there are still fishermen targeting the small sockeye run to the Togiak River. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

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Environment
4:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Barrow Gets Earthquake Seismograph

An underground seismograph has been installed in Barrow to detect earthquakes across the continent.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Fisheries
4:27 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

2014 Fishing Season Reactions from Dillingham Harbor

A fishing vessel headed back in to the Dillingham Harbor during the 2014 fishing season.
Credit Luke Brummer

Bristol Bay's massive sockeye salmon fishery is winding down. KDLG's Luke Brummer checked in with a few fishermen returning to the Dillingham Harbor and filed this report.
 

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Politics
4:14 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

New Bill Protects Minors in Alaska from Cyberbullying

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signing a number of bills on July 16, 2014.
Credit Courtesy Alaska.gov

A new bill was recently signed into law in Alaska which will make it illegal for individuals to harass minors online. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.
 

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Fisheries
4:03 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

DNR Recommends Acquiring Shore Fishery Leases

A setnet near the Dillingham Harbor.
Credit Luke Brummer

The Department of Natural Resources is recommending that Bristol Bay setnet fishermen protect the right to fish their sites by getting a shore-fishery lease from the State of Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.
 

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Fisheries
3:49 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Fish for Kids Program Continues on for its 7th Year

Tom Whinihan with SW Region School Board leaders and summer camp children at a "Fish for Kids" event on July 17, 2014.
Credit Luke Brummer

An annual program which donates salmon to area schools and organizations in Southwest Alaska held a special send off event on Thursday. KDLG’s Luke Brummer attended the event and filed this report.

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