Mount Polley dam failure blamed on poor design

Jan 30, 2015
Ministry of the Environment

Engineer report points to embankment design as cause of disastrous tailings pond failure at copper, gold mine in B.C. last year.

GMU 17A winter moose hunt extended

Jan 30, 2015
courtesy Togiak Refuge

Citing low harvest opportunities, state and federal officials will keep the hunt open through Feb. 28.

NOAA says No to proposed Aleutian Sanctuary

Jan 27, 2015

The federal government has turned down a request to create a vast marine reserve around the Aleutian Islands.

Winter Sports and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2015
Evan Pletcher

Join Charles Wohlforth on tonight's Outdoor Explorer at 9:00 pm on KDLG AM 670.

Colder temperatures coming?

Jan 21, 2015

NWS says a system will bring colder air and gusty winds to Southwest Alaska the rest of the week.

Placer mining big business in Alaska, say report

Jan 15, 2015
Alaska Mining Association

KNOM, Nome: Most placer mining operations in Alaska are small, but combined they bring in more than $100 million a year. That’s according to a new study from the Alaska Miners Association looking at the economic impact of placer mine operations across the state.

Musk oxen spotted outside of Bethel

Jan 15, 2015
Patrick Jones, ADF&G

KYUK: At least eight of the "stubborn" animals were spotted over the weekend between Bethel and Kasigluk.

Dupre tops Denali

Jan 12, 2015
Lonnie Dupre

ANCHORAGE – A Minnesota man made history when he reached North America’s tallest peak Sunday afternoon.

Lonnie Dupre, 53, is believed to have reached the Denali summit around 2 p.m., based on a beacon sent to his team from 20,000 feet. Dupre set out on his journey in mid-December in hopes of becoming the first man to climb the mountain alone in January.

According to Stevie Plummer, Dupre’s spokesperson, Dupre has attempted this endeavor four times.

Subsistence RACs meet twice per year. Council members can help shape policies on subsistence use in their areas.

Aleut Enterprise to pay over $1M for Adak fuel spill

Jan 8, 2015

Payments over $1 million will settle a court case and cover damages from a fuel spill at their facility on Adak in 2012.

Bethel DEC office closed

Jan 5, 2015
Daysha Eaton, KYUK

State officials say they closed the office just before the holidays because of restructuring and budgetary issues.

Winter moose: one season to close, another to open

Dec 30, 2014
Togiak NWR

The winter moose hunt in 17B, C closes at the end of Wednesday, and the 17A hunt opens at first light Thursday.

Investor pulls out, leaving developer $45 million short in plans to re-open Tulsequah Chief mine near Taku River.

American Robin spotted during Dillingham CBC

Dec 24, 2014
Nathan Coutsoubos

Rare winter spotting a first for the Dillingham Christmas Bird Count, says one enthusiast.

Christmas Bird Count this Saturday

Dec 17, 2014

Grab binos, pen and paper, and join tens of thousands in the world's longest running citizen science survey this weekend.