Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Highlights and a final recap from Board of Fish, reaction on the Governor's new fiscal plan, plus wrestling regionals preview. 

December sunrise over Peter Pan dock and Nushagak Bay.
Credit Clark Fair

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Coming up this week, we give one longtime Dillingham drifter the final word on the Board of Fish meeting on Bristol Bay that wrapped up Tuesday: "Overall, I think for the long term health of the fishery and especially on behalf of the watershed residents, the Board made all the right choices," says Robert Heyano, who helps us break it down.  This week Governor Bill Walker submitted a new fiscal plan for the state, calling for the use of savings account earnings and new taxes to fund state government. District 37 Rep. Bryce Edgmon offers reaction: "We truly are at a historical crossroads in Alaska, because we no longer can rely on the oil industry to pay 90 percent or more of the cost of state government in Alaska." Plus, high school wrestlers have turned out big time for the regional tournament happening today in Dillingham. "A lot of excitement. It's awesome to have something positive, to have kids putting their best effort forth, in town." We'll tell you all about it. Those stories, plus a look back at some of the week's news.