This summer, former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley was staying with the station’s community advisory board chairperson and her husband. In July, Smiley found a camera in the room she was staying in.
The Environmental Protection Agency is backing away from the use of preemptive Clean Water Act restrictions against large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed. That comes as part of a settlement with the Pebble Limited Partnership, and the company now says it is preparing to file for permits.
The king run has struggled or at least run late to the frustration of the anglers who line the river’s banks in June and July. Some sportfish operators say they would like to see some changes in the commercial sockeye fishery downstream to help protect the kings.