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On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to create a new permit stacking system for setnetters in a couple of fishing districts in Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Ptarmigan this year?

Feb 28, 2013

With spring increasingly near at-hand, it's safe to say that this winter has been a little different than years past. After a rainy December and January, the snow certainly, and finally, arrived. But something else many have noticed is smaller number of ptarmigan in usual spots around the area. KDLG News put student reporters August Shade and Connor Ito on the hunt to find out where these birds may be, and if they're going to yet arrive. They filed this report:

Senate Resources Approves the Oil Tax Bill

Feb 28, 2013

There has been some movement in the Alaska Senate related to efforts to change the oil tax structure in Alaska.

KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Government Accounting Office show increasing numbers of Alaskans will be affected by floods and erosion in coming years due to rising waters and extreme weather events.

SWAMC Members Approve Several Resolutions

Feb 27, 2013
SWAMC

The members of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference approved several resolutions during their annual meeting last week in Anchorage.

The State Affairs Committees in both the Alaska House and Senate met jointly on Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the tension that sometimes exists between the Federal Government and the State of Alaska.      KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Allegations of a "War on Salmon" in Alaska

Feb 27, 2013
Mike Mason

A well known environmental activist is accusing the administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell of waging a “war on salmon”.

KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

2 of the State Senators leading the examination of proposed changes to oil taxes in Alaska outlined the most recent developments during Tuesday's Senate Majority press conference.     KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Dillingham School District

The Dillingham City School District has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with many of its employees.

An effort is underway to change a planning document for the Bristol Bay region in such a way as to stop the development of large mines.

New Leadership at Icicle Seafoods

Feb 22, 2013
icicleseafoods.com

There has been a big shakeup at Icicle Seafoods.     

Lisa Murkowski

Alaska's Senior U.S. Senator blasted her colleagues in Congress on Thursday during her annual address to the Alaska Legislature.      

New Fish Box for Dillingham Residents

Feb 21, 2013
Dawn Endico / flickr.com

Dillingham area residents will have a new tool to use to get rid of fish waste once the summer fishing season gets started.

Senate Dems Call for an Audit of the Auditors

Feb 21, 2013
Alaska Senate Democrats

A handful of Democrats in the Alaska Senate are calling for an audit of the auditors for the State of Alaska that look at the tax returns of the major oil producers.      

Reality show seeks Rural Alaskan women

Feb 20, 2013

An Anchorage-based casting company is looking for young Alaskan women to participate in a Florida reality show; specifically single women between 21 and 35 to travel to Miami to possibly find romance there. The show is for a major national television network. The shooting would last for 5 weeks and would be an all expense paid trip. KYUK’s John Active spoke with Mary Katzke with Affinity Films about the details.

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