Bristol Bay and Beyond, May 29 2015

May 27, 2015

It was officially the wettest May on record for Bristol Bay. Pictured here, the Nuyakuk River is running a little swift as it drains recent rains from the upper end of the Wood Tikchik State Park's lakes.

Local caught halibut has been arriving at the Dillingham harbor, much to joy of eager customers.
Credit KDLG

Coming up this week:  

"It started rocking and rolling in that school, and all those kids are really trained well to duck under a table, and that's exactly what they did." 

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Southwest Alaska residents before bed last night. We’ll check in with one resident from Chignik Lagoon about the effects there.   Some residents in Naknek say the new Trident Fishmeal Plant was a little stinky during its test run with herring: 

"I could actually smell it inside my house, and that was not very pleasant." 

We’ll check in with the special legislative session in Anchorage where lawmakers are trying to fund the state’s budget ahead of any layoffs. A retiring teacher shares a few thoughts and stories, we’ll ask whether those recently released wood bison will ever happen down the Bristol Bay watershed, and a Pebble case, a third this week has been resolved: 

"I'm not a lawyer, but all I know is, it's a good day for Bristol Bay, it's a good day for us." 

Those stories and more, coming up after a look back at some of the week’s news: