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Alaska lawmakers past and present have been celebrating the long history of the Alaska Legislature for the last few days. On the last day of the celebration many of those lawmakers discussed the Legislatures accomplishments and failures. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Dillingham Fire Deptartment February report

Mar 5, 2013
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The Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad released a report detailing their activity for the month of February.

John Fulton New Bristol Bay Borough Manager

Mar 5, 2013
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The Bristol Bay Borough has a new manager at the helm, and a list of projects on the schedule for this year's construction season. 

    

$20,000 Worth of Oxycodone Pills Seized

Mar 5, 2013
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The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team intercepted a shipment of oxycodone pills destined for Dillingham late last week. The 100 pills seized carry a local street value of about $20,000.  Jose and Jerilyn Sanchez have been arrested; authorities say the couple was targeting the Beaver Round-Up festivities to distribute the dangerous narcotics.  KDLG's Dave Bendinger reports.

Every year the issue of education funding is one of the most talked about topics in the Alaska Legislature. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... this year is no exception.

Icicle’s Adak Plant To Take Summer Hiatus

Mar 5, 2013

Icicle Seafoods’ Adak plant won’t be processing fish this summer.

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U.S. Senator Mark Begich took to the floor of the Alaska Legislature Monday to give his annual speech to lawmakers. He outlined his solutions to the ongoing budget crisis and called on Alaska's Senators and Representatives to support the state's public education system. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Support Your Local Village Dog Sled Race

Mar 4, 2013

Sled dog races are held annually in small villages across the state. In the Bristol Bay region there are annual races in places like New Stuyahok and Koliaganek but the most prestigious race is held in Dillingham.      KDLG's Mike Mason covered this year's race and filed this story.

Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is a 315,000-acre stretch of eelgrass and tundra pockmarked with lakes and lagoons, a site where the geese called Pacific black brants stop off to feed before they begin their journey to wintering grounds in Mexico. But the fate of this remote wilderness area has become a critical bargaining chip in an inside-the-Beltway battle, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) threatening to block Sally Jewell’s nomination as interior secretary unless the Obama administration agrees to put a road through it.

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The Iditarod may be the most closely watched sled dog race on earth but in the Bristol Bay region the most prestigious race is the annual "Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship" that was held over the weekend. KDLG's Mike Mason called the race and filed this report.

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill intended to provide some tax relief for small and medium size businesses.

KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

The work of the Alaska Senate will likely slow down this week as a significant number of lawmakers head to Washington D.C. for a legislative conference. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

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.

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