The passing of Igiugig's Mary Olympic, Trident's new fishmeal plant in Naknek, voices from the boat yard, and a high schooler's award winning poem.
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Tomorrow in the village of Igiugig, family and friends will gather to remember and celebrate the life of Mary Olympic.
Olympic passed away Tuesday night at the age of 83. I spoke with one of her granddaughters, Christina Salmon, yesterday, and asked her what about Mary made her so special to so many:
Yesterday two biologists with the Department of Fish and Game flew the first aerial survey for the 2015 Togiak Sac Roe fishery. They say they saw some fish, but not many (and were they herring, or smelt?)
If the herring show up as anticipated, this should be another big year, but there’s low participation registered to fish. That seems to be on account of what most assume will be a price of $50 or less per ton.
KDLG reporter Hannah Colton has been around the Dillingham Harbor this week to find out what's on the mind of some fishermen preparing to head out.
In Naknek, Trident Seafoods is waiting on some Togiak herring to give it’s new fishmeal plant a thorough test before it goes into full operation for this summer’s salmon season.
Some residents are still a little leery of what they think may be a smelly addition to town. But Trident says the new technology inside of this multimillion dollar plant will do it’s job, processing the meal and cleaning the air to remove odor.
Trident opened their doors this week to our reporter Matt Martin for an inside look as they put the final touches on Bristol Bay’s newest processing plant.
Since 1981 writers of all ages have been participating in an annual creative writing contest held by UAA and now with the Alaska Dispatch.
Submissions were due in February, and winners will be announced and published in the Dispatch in mid-May, but one Dillingham high school student says she’s been notified that she won in a poetry category. We’re excited to welcome her on the program for a sneak peak at her work.
That's it for this week's Bristol Bay and Beyond, our weekly newsmagazine on KDLG. We hope you join us each Friday at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m. on AM670, and at 8:30pm on 89.9 FM.
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