Bristol Bay and Beyond, July 31 2015

Jul 31, 2015

Reaction to Bingman foreclosure, caribou hunting opens tomorrow, farewell to Ranger Berkhahn, Yup'ik singer Byron Nicholai, and more ... 

Six million. retired Togiak Refuge manager Paul Liedberg, left, and recently retired Wood Tikchik SP Supervisory Ranger Bill Berkhahn watch anglers at the top of the Agulapak River. The combined acreage in Southwest Alaska Liedberg and Berkhahn oversaw at the end of their careers totaled about 6 million acres. Berkhahn and wife Patti volunteered in the park after his retirement amidst state budget cuts.
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Byron Nicholai performs at the summer camp potluck in Dillingham.
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Coming up this week, Dillingham’s mayor shares thoughts on the recent foreclosure of more than a dozen properties owned by Jim Binghman. We’ll get reaction from others on what to do with the strip by the harbor the city plans to keep.

As we move towards fall, it’s time to hunt and gather. We’ll tag along with a group of expert salmon berry harvesters, and get an update on the overly healthy herd of caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula.

Plus a visit with recently retired Wood Tikchik Ranger Bill Berkhahn, and teenage Yup'ik singer Byron Nicholai shares a little about himself and his music.

Those stories are coming up after a look back at some of the week’s news.