Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 14, 2015

Aug 15, 2015

Complicated salvage of M/V Challenger, Northern Dynasty is raising cash, a float down the Pungo, dogs chasing bears, and a visit to a farm.

No better place to be. Sunset ahead of a trip down the Pungokepuk River in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit KDLG

This camper on the Togiak Refuge science float camp of the Pungo River landed one of many amply sized rainbow trout.
Credit KDLG

Coming up, an update from the EPA on the salvage of the vessel Challenger and its barge, which still sits sunk up the Nushagak River.

Plus, Pebble is raising money to continue funding its operations. Sole owner Northern Dynasty tells us what’s ahead for the controversial project.

We’ll see what’s happening at one of our local farms in full bloom this season, and take a trip down the Pungokepuk River with some area students.  Continuing our hunting season conversations with area managers, Dave Crowley joins from King Salmon to talk about the moose, caribou, and the very lucrative trophy brown bear hunt on the Alaska Peninsula.  And speaking of bears, this week a video of a couple of Great Pyrenees chasing one off a Dillingham driveway is going viral on facebook.

Not a welcome sight: the vessel Challenger and barge are still partially submerged in the shallow waters of the Nushagak River where they overturned and sunk last Sunday.