The inaugural flight of Iceland Air into the Anchorage International Airport will occur Wednesday afternoon. The company plans to provide twice weekly, non-stop service between Reykjavik and Anchorage with a flight time of about 7-hours. 

One of the major fuel suppliers in the Bristol Bay region is looking at expanding to provide a place for large marine vessels to be stored in Dillingham. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

The latest State sponsored oil and gas lease sale that covered large sections of the Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay did not receive any bids from exploration companies. The results of the Alaska Peninsula lease sale, as well as the Cook Inlet Areawide sale, were announced Wednesday in Anchorage.

4 popular varieties of frozen pizzas have been pulled from store shelves because they may contain plastic fragments. The pizzas were sold in Alaska.

More Legislation Filed to Stop "Frankenfish"

Apr 24, 2013

Alaska Congressman Don Young is continuing efforts to fight allowing genetically engineered salmon to be sold as food. On Tuesday Congressman Young joined 2 Democrats from California in introducing a new bill called the "Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act".

Southwest Alaska Leads the State in Unemployment

Apr 22, 2013

The latest unemployment data from the State of Alaska shows that Southwest Alaska continues to be the only region in the state with double-digit unemployment. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

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Over the last couple of weekends stakeholders in Bristol Bay's commercial fisheries gathered for workshops in Dillingham and Naknek focused on the "Business of Fish". KDLG's Mike Mason attended both events and filed this report.

Monday is the deadline to pay your federal income taxes. If you have not already paid your taxes you can get some help from the local Community Development Quota organization for the Bristol Bay region. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Members of the Nushagak Cooperative filled the Dillingham Elementary School gym Tuesday night for the coop's annual meeting. KDLG's Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

BBNC Creates a New Subsidiary

Apr 3, 2013

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has created a new subsidiary. Bristol Bay Resource Solutions LLC will provide accounting, human resources, information technology and corporate communications for other BBNC subsidiaries.

New research shows some significant changes in the makeup of the labor force in Alaska.    The research also sheds some light on who chooses to work.        KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Southwest Alaska Has Double Digit Unemployment

Mar 23, 2013

The Southwest region of Alaska is the only region in the State with double-digit unemployment. The February unemployment data was released on Friday and it shows a 13.2-percent unemployment rate in Southwest Alaska. That's down from the 14.4-percent in January but is slightly higher than the 12.9-percent rate recorded in February of 2012.

January Unemployment Numbers for Alaska Released

Mar 13, 2013

Alaska's unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 51 straight months. As KDLG's Mike Mason explains... that's a record and it's the longest stretch since unemployment has been officially counted in Alaska.

A new forecast anticipates that construction spending this year will be up about 8-percent compared to last year.

SWAMC Members Approve Several Resolutions

Feb 27, 2013

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