A firefighter shares stories from the front, Katmai's bear cams draw millions of viewers, Salmon Camp, Ray Williams, and Paul Greenberg.
The Kvichak River, just down from Iguigig, where smolt are counted as they migrate out to sea.
This is Bristol Bay and Beyond, KDLG’s weekly news magazine. It’s Friday, June 26, I’m your host Dave Bendinger, thanks for joining us. Coming up this week: Western Alaska is burning, and we'll talk with one of the firefighters whose been leading a crew around to battle some of the hot spots this week. Katmai National Park just turned on its Brooks Falls bear cams, which, now in their fourth year, have quite the international audience. Plus we’ll check in with the annual salmon camp happening this week on Lake Aleknagik, talk with longtime boats and goods hauler Ray Williams along the road named for his family, and for our Friday conversation, author Paul Greenberg tells us some of what he learned writing his latest book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. Those stories and more coming up after a look back at some of the week's news.