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.
A two-year-old court case was finally resolved last week when Brandi Yeager, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Yeager is a former employee of the SAFE women’s shelter in Dillingham. In January 2012, she was driving a SAFE vehicle and had a blood alcohol 2.5x over the legal limit when she swerved lanes and caused a head-on collision in front of the boat harbor. The accident sent several people to the hospital. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 was recorded Sunday night off the coast of Northern California. The earthquake did NOT create a destructive tsunami. The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer confirms the quake was recorded at 9:18 Sunday night and was located about 40-miles west of Eureka, California.