Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 2, 2016

Dec 5, 2016

This week, reaction on annexation petitions passing LBC hurdle, solar power in Naknek, a local potter tells us about her work, and outgoing judge Pat Douglass joins for our Friday conversation.

Ice begins to take shape on Lake Aleknagik Friday. Is winter back in Bristol Bay?

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Friday Dec. 2, 2016: This week we reaction on Thursday's Local Boundary Decision, and what’s next for annexations of the Nushagak Bay. "I can’t imagine the Legislature limiting a community’s ability to support itself, so I feel pretty positive once everything gets to Juneau we won’t have any issues there," Mayor Alice Ruby says. Plus, even in the dark days of winter, solar power is proving its merit in Naknek. "Our members are going to end up saving money for the electricity that has been produced by the solar panels. It goes straight into our grid, and it’s distributed to our members," says Nanci Morris Lyon. We’ll visit with one of the many artists getting ready for a busy weekend. "You see how many go to the Christmas Bazaar and how warm their feelings are for you. People come up and smile at you, and they don’t even know what you’re selling yet," potter Aileen Walsh tells us. And outgoing Superior Court Judge Pat Douglass joins for our Friday conversation. "This will actually be my third time to retire. And I just had my sixty-seventh birthday. I am too old, I am done,” she says with a laugh. Those stories, plus a look back at some of the week's news.

Red and gr$n on display at the Christmas Bazaar this weekend in Dillingham.
Credit KDLG

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