An update on the extended Legislative session in Anchorage, smolt in Iguigig, vintage sailboat fishing, and dangers of huffing.
This is Bristol Bay and Beyond for Friday June 5, thanks for joining us. For those back in and listening to KDLG for the summer, this is our weekly newsmagazine show, a little different than our regular newscasts, and a little different than our nightly Bristol Bay Fisheries Reports. Coming up in the next half hour: Doctor Cathy Hyndman breaks down the dangers of huffing, which may have led to the death of a young boy in Bristol Bay this week. A restored double-ender probably won’t be fishing the bay this summer, but the owner says one of these days it will: The leader of the minority democrats in Alaska’s House gives his take on why the state’s operating budget is funded, and a state shutdown and layoffs loom. Plus a visit to the smolt counting project in Igiugig, and for our Friday conversation, outgoing assistant district attorney Duke Circle, himself a victim of state budget cuts, shares a few thoughts on his time as a prosecutor in Bristol Bay. Those stories, and more, are coming up after a look back at some of the week’s news.