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ADF&G

Fish and Game documented the 35,000 ton threshold during an aerial survey Friday morning, and will allow the industry to begin its harvest. May take a few days for fish to "ripen" ahead of spawn.

KDLG

On this week's show, we sit down with outgoing Dillingham city manager Rose Loera, remember elder Raymond Conquest, visit the Yup'ik language and culture class, profile an NYO state champ and more.

U.S. EPA

Quaterra Resources signed a lease agreement with Chuchuna Minerals, a partnership between Alaska Earth Sciences and the Kijik Corp., to jumpstart some exploration at the copper and gold prospect west of Nondalton.
 

KDLG: A man originally from South Naknek has been found guilty of vehicular homicide by a jury in Mount Vernon, Washington.

KDLG

32' fishing boat season tag going up from $280 to $320, and set net skiffs 20' and longer will start at $100, as city looks for revenue to deal with deficit.

The Nushagak Cooperative wrapped up a near five month search for a new CEO last week, announcing that Robert Himschoot would take the helm by June 1.

NWS

Fish and Game poised to open state’s largest herring fishery after documenting 35,000 tons, perhaps by the end of the week, but waiting for marketable roe quality could be few days behind that.

KDLG

Following SB 91's reforms, City of Dillingham seeking to add trespassing, underage drinking, and violating conditions of release to city ordinance, with each carrying a hefty fine for violations.

Dept. of Public Safety

William G. Wassillie, 53, crashed Saturday after hitting a pressure crack on Iliamna Lake. His body was spotted by an air taxi Sunday, and retrieved by an AWT helo from King Salmon.

Mother Nature made a rare cameo Saturday as exactly 100 people turned out at one of ten (known) March for Science rallies in Alaska Saturday.

Sarah Grace Durrance

This week, Rep. Bryce Edgmon joins us in studio for an update, The Nature Conservancy has water rights at Lower Talarik Creek, a look at Dillingham's landfill challenges, and kids get sciencey ahead of Earth Day.

Nancy Heise

Delayed sailing (again) this spring creating hardships, added costs for communities ahead of summer swell of activity and fishing.

Some shore ice still around the district, and surface temps still at zero. Fish and Game flew Monday to look around, playing it careful after last year's record early arrival.

KDLG

Dillingham DA office to stay open, though with half the staff of two years ago. Dan Doty is moving to town and is taking over the caseload from Pamela Dale, who will stay with the Anchorage office.

Sarah Grace Durrance

This week we follow up on the Togiak banishment case with commentary from John Skidmore, the state's DOL Criminal Division director, and author and attorney Daniel Craig Mitchell. Plus, a recap of the Athletic and Academic meet in Newhalen, stories from the European travels of some Dillingham high schoolers, and local pastors share about the reason for the Easter season.

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