Bristol Bay and Beyond, Sept. 25 2015

Sep 26, 2015

An update from NTSB on the Iliamna Otter crash, plus state budget woes, fall beluga hunting, and remembering a convicted killer. 

Scene from late September on the Togiak River.
Credit TNWR

Join us Fridays for Bristol Bay and Beyond, our weekly news magazine on KDLG. The show airs at 12 pm and 6:30 pm on AM 670, and at 8:30 pm on 89.9 FM.
Neck and neck: Noah Smith (right) from Bristol Bay edged out Dillingham's Cole Dull (left) in dramatic finish at last Saturday's cross country invitational in Dillingham.
Credit KDLG

On this week's program, we'll get an update from the NTSB on their preliminary report on the Sept. 15 plane crash in Iliamna. 

Governor Walker's top budget Pat Pitney discusses the state of Alaska's finances, and what options the governor might propose to move forward. A beluga hunter caught and shared his prey in Dillingham this week, and we'll continue our conversation with a former DPD officer who testified in support of an early release for the man who killed Officer Tony Jones in 1992. 

Those stories and more coming up, after a look back at some of the week's news, here on Bristol Bay and Beyond. 

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Frank James caught this beluga during an effort this week in Dillingham. James tells KDLG he enjoys sharing his bounty, and was traded some salmon and moose for the muktuk.