Shifting winds pushed the Pavlof volcano’s ash cloud out of flight paths Wednesday, allowing airlines to resume service. Pen Air’s planes went to Sand Point, Cold Bay, and Unalaska Wednesday after being grounded for two days. CEO Danny Seybert said that ash levels have come down to about 10,000 feet.
“There’s an easterly flow, which is what we wanted, a little bit of wind to blow ash in one direction,” said Seybert.” “All flights are operating normally today.”
Seybert says 18 to 20 flights were held over the past couple days.
For years the proposed Pebble Mine has sparked media campaigns, both pro and con, in Alaska. Recently the mine has sparked campaigns focused on people in the lower 48 states. One such campaign got started earlier this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.
A women involved in the seafood processing industry is trying to shed some light on why one area of Bristol Bay has a thriving small seafood processing industry while another area has no small processors at all. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.
The federal budget cuts commonly called “Sequestration” are starting to impact the work of several agencies and organizations in Alaska including the Alaska Volcano Observatory. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.
The final Dillingham School Board meeting of the school year was held Monday night. During that meeting the Board approved the hire of many of the teachers who will staff the district next school year. KDLG’s Mike Mason attended the meeting and filed this report.
The fire that broke out Monday afternoon aboard a large catcher processor is out and no injuries have been reported. The Arctic Storm is a 334-foot catcher processor that works extensively in the North Pacific including the massive Pollock fishery in the Bering Sea.
In recent weeks, the fishermen had been waiting to hear a decision on whether they have the religious right to subsistence fish, even during state closures. The trial resumed today in Bethel and the fishermen packed into the courtroom. It was a trial by judge and Judge Bruce Ward, in a gentle voice, said the court found that the state’s need to restrict King salmon supersedes the fishermen’s right to religious practice.
Pavlof Volcano isn't showing signs of slowing down. It erupted all through the weekend, though not at levels that disturb international air traffic. But as KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, the volcano's done enough to stop regional air service to western Alaska.
Regional Flights Canceled Due to Volcanic Eruptions Your browser doesn't support audio. Download the audio here Pavlof Volcano isn't showing signs of slowing down. It erupted all through the weekend, though not at levels that disturb international air traffic. But as KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, the volcano's done enough to stop regional air service to western Alaska.