Bristol Bay and Beyond: May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

This week, an update on a deal between EPA and Pebble. Graduating seniors share thoughts through poetry and prose, we profile a local entrepreneur, and a young man shares his story of addiction and recovery. 

Dozens turned out for a rally Thursday in Dillingham. The once overwhelming support for EPA was gone, as most anticipated a deal between EPA and Pebble would remove the preemptive restrictions proposed under Obama.
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Bristol Bay and Beyond, May 12: This week, we invite Pebble CEO Tom Collier back on the program to discuss the deal just struck with EPA. "What we were after in this settlement was a return to normalized permitting," he says. They got it, and now must put a plan on the table within 30 months. On Thursday, Pebble opponents, now no longer fans of EPA, held a rally and press conference in Dillingham. "It is a day of disappointment, but we'll continue to stand united," said Gayla Hoseth. We’ll visit with a budding area entrepreneur who just left a cushy state job to open a new gym in town. "My main goal is to educate people and to teach people how to take care of their bodies," says Ian Fo. Some graduating seniors share thoughts on their futures using poetry and prose, and a young Dillingham man sits down to share about an addiction that nearly cost him his life, and his new road to recovery. "It's like I'm taking the first necessary steps on a journey that I've chosen to take, and I can kinda see where it can lead to," says JJ Larson. Those stories, plus a look back at some of the week's news. 

Students at DES made fish prints this week, part of a series of explorations based on the marine environment.
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The F/V Lady Mindy, skippered by Robert Heyano, was fresh in from fishing herring in Togiak.
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JJ Larson has been clean and sober for four months, after an addiction to heroin and other drugs nearly cost him everything.
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Hunting for isopods at Kanakanak Beach during a SeaGrant sponsored field trip.
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Amidst all the other excitement this week, Friday was also the annual "Hot Dog Run" in Dillingham.
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The Hot Dog Run is just one of the more than seventeen thousand excuses Dillingham parents have to dress in costume annually.
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Fun at the Hot Dog Run.
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Most (but not all) of the old signs got dusted off this week for an anti-Pebble rally in Dillingham. The signs that used to wave support for EPA were not to be found.
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Wait till next week, when we show you what else was found on Kanakanak Beach during the kids' field trip.
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