Mike Mason

It looks like much of the cost of repairing the damaged all-tide dock in Dillingham will be covered by the cities insurance company. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The seafood marketing arm for the State of Alaska is trying to head off questions from retailers, wholesalers, and fish buyers about eco-labels covering Alaska salmon. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

BBNC Set to Acquire Peak Oilfield Services

Oct 2, 2013

CEO Jason Metrokin calls the investment a "big step in the right direction" for the corporation.

A Large Increase in Assets for BBEDC

Oct 1, 2013

2012 was good year for the community development quota organization for the Bristol Bay region according to the just released annual report. KDLG’s Mike Mason looked it over for this story.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is buying 5-more Boeing 737-900 extended range aircraft worth over $481-million dollars. 2 of the new planes will be ready to go in 2015 followed by 2 more planes in 2016. The final plane should be ready in 2017. The new order supplements the 31 planes Alaska Airlines already has on order with Boeing. The company anticipates having over 130 Boeing 737’s in the fleet by the end of 2014.

Large New Longliner Has Ties to Bristol Bay

Sep 28, 2013

The largest new commercial fishing vessel to be built in the Northwest in 20-years was christened this past summer. It has ties to the Bristol Bay region. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

The issue of sustainable seafood certifications was addressed at length Tuesday during a hearing in the U.S. Senate. The hearing comes amid concerns that Alaska’s commercially caught salmon are being excluded by some retailers because of a lack of a specific certification. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Alaska's Unemployment Rate Stands at 5.7-Percent

Sep 20, 2013

The latest unemployment data shows a slight decrease in the unemployment rate in Alaska. The unadjusted rate in August was 5.7-percent, which is down from the 5.9-percent rate recorded in July. However, when Alaska’s unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted it jumps up to 6.5-percent. That’s up 2-tenths of a percentage point compared to July’s seasonally adjusted rate. Alaska’s unemployment rate is still below the national rate of 7.3-percent.

The local electric utility for the Dillingham area will have to wait until early next month to receive the fall shipment of fuel. The Nushagak Cooperative supplies electricity to the Dillingham area by operating several diesel powered generators.

This Years PFD will be $900

Sep 18, 2013

The amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is $900-dollars. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The City of Dillingham is planning on leasing a city owned building to GCI for a retail outlet.

State of Alaska

The City of Dillingham is supporting an effort to reauthorize a state sponsored program focused on economic development that was cut by the Alaska Legislature. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The Pebble Limited Partnership is once again sponsoring a business idea contest specifically for residents of the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Perhaps as much as 90-percent of the goods and equipment that comes into Alaska makes its way into the state via water transportation. However, that industry only accounts for less than 1-percent of the state’s private employment. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Alaska’s unemployment rate is low enough that one part of the federal extended unemployment benefits program is being phased out. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.