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PFD Check Could Be Over $2,000

Phillip Manning/KTNA One of the most anticipated events of the fall for most Alaskans is just around the corner, the announcement of the 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend amount. The announcement will be made at 10 am on Monday, according to the office of Governor Bill Walker.  Last year’s dividend check was $1,884. Many expect this year’s payout to Alaska residents ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, as the salmon season wraps up, humpy catches break records in the Central Gulf, the coho run on the Yukon was gangbusters, too, and tracking king salmon in the murky Kenai River – part one. We had help from KCHU’s Marcia Lynn in Valdez, KDLL’s Jenny Neyman in Kenai and KIYU’s Tim Bodony in Galena.  Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, our President visited the home of sockeye – and of your host – this week; a water problem hampered coho processing in Unalakleet, and we meet another unsung cannery worker in Petersburg, all coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help this week from KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, KNOM’s Emily Russell in Nome, ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Twin Creeks Fire

Host Kayla Desroches talks about the fire in Chiniak with Jim Schwarber, Alaska Division of Forestry fire information officer, Aimée Kniaziowski, Kodiak emergency services director, and Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan, who’s with the Kodiak office of the Red Cross. They update listeners on the Twin Creeks fire, examine the information they now have about the night it started, and think about how ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, the farthest north salmon fishery is another success, lots of kings made it all the way to Canada this year, and lots of pinks in Kodiak, not so much in Southeast. All that and remembering Don McManman, editor emeritus of Pacific Fishing Magazine, coming up, on the Alaska Fisheries Report. Thanks to Kayla Desroches for sitting ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, it’s man – and woman – against fish in Juneau’s Golden North Salmon Derby. This year’s winner tells the tale and shares her good luck charm. Then, the National Marine Fisheries Service is looking for two new comissioners, and we meet a cannery worker in Petersburg whose heart belongs to Texas. That and more coming up ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, four communities in the Bering Strait region have recieved a halibut donation in light of a poor walrus harvest this spring. And the federal government purchased millions of dollars worth of canned Alaska sockeye salmon. Then, we hear from a popular net shop owner in the town of Naknek. That and more coming up on the ... Read More »

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