Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham
Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.

BBEDC Releases 2013 Annual Report

Mailboxes across the Bristol Bay region have been filling up in recent days with the 36-page annual report from the community development quota organization that represents the region. Download Audio

UAF Vice Chancellor Visits Bristol Bay Campus

The man who oversees all of the rural campuses of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been touring those campuses since being appointed to the job back in July. Evon Peter visited the Bristol Bay Campus last week. Download Audio

EPA’s 404-C Public Comment Period on Pebble Closes

More than 160,000 official public comments have been received by the EPA regarding their proposed restrictions on the controversial Pebble Mine. But it’s expected that once the final numbers are tallied, there will be hundreds of thousands of comments, both pro-and-con. Listen now:

Friday Is Deadline To Comment On EPA’s 404-C Determination

The EPA’s proposed restrictions on development of the Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region are currently open for public comment. But the deadline to comment is this Friday. Download Audio

EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine

The EPA has released the details of how they plan to use the Clean Water Act to put in place protections in Bristol Bay from the possible negative impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. Download Audio

Largest Bristol Bay King Salmon Run Reaches Minimum Escapement

The largest king salmon run in Bristol Bay has reached the lower end of the escapement goal but the managers with Fish and Game are hoping for more. Download Audio

BBNC Educational Foundation Sells Its Donated Northern Dynasty Minerals Stock

The Education Foundation of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has sold its donated stock in the company that’s seeking to develop the proposed Pebble Mine. Back in early April the major mining company Rio Tinto divested itself of its 19-percent interest in the proposed Pebble Mine.

Low Value Placed on Togiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery

The estimated value of this year's Togiak Herring catch is about half last years, largely because of the price. Last year the fleet was offered $100 a ton and was later awarded an adjustment beyond that.

Low Level Eruption at the Pavlof Volcano

The Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has started erupting but it’s considered a low level eruption. The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the volcano alert level to “Watch” on Saturday after detecting a thermal anomaly at the summit of the volcano Saturday morning.

Label Certifies Much of AK Salmon

The leading global seafood sustainability label currently certifies much of Alaska’s salmon harvest as sustainable. But only a few companies can use the label.

Pebble Partnership Files Suit To Stop EPA’s Halt On Development

The Pebble Limited Partnership filed suit Wednesday in Federal Court seeking to halt to the process underway by the EPA to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. Download Audio

Diesel Fuel Spilled Into Nushagak River

A vessel transiting the Nushagak River apparently hit something overnight that punctured a fuel tank. An estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the vessel. Download Audio

Spotted Seal Pup Found Near Clarks Point Taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has taken in the first stranded marine mammal of the year. The one-week-old spotted seal pup was picked up on April 30th in Clarks Point and flown by Grant Aviation and PenAir to Anchorage. From there the pup was taken to the SeaLife Center in Seward.

Alaska Air Group To Repurchase Up To $650 Million-Worth Of Stock

The Alaska Air Group will buy back up to $650 million of stock, in a move approved by the Board of Directors.

Pacific Walruses Removed From Unusual Mortality Event In North Pacific

Pacific walruses have been removed from the unusual mortality event declared in the North Pacific for several marine mammal species. Download Audio

Expert Anticipates Low Prices For Togiak Herring Fishery

The largest herring fishery in Alaska is the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery and many stakeholders are preparing for an early start to the season. But at least one expert thinks the price may be so low this year, it won’t be worth fishing. Download Audio

High Mercury Levels Found In Lake Trout From Lake Clark

A new study shows that lake trout in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve have mercury levels that exceed the state and national standards for consumption by women and children. Download Audio

Legislature Votes To Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day In Alaska

The Alaska Legislature has finalized work on a bill that would name November 14th as Walter Soboleff Day in Alaska. He was a revered Tligit elder and religious leader.

Alaska House Names April as ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to name April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Alaska. House Concurrent Resolution 21 was sponsored by Representative Geran Tarr from Anchorage. The resolution heads to the Senate for consideration.

Judge Overturns Dillingham’s Annexation Of Nushagak Bay

The 2012 annexation of Nushagak Bay into the City of Dillingham has been overturned by the local Superior Court Judge. Download Audio