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TURTLE TLC - Restoring a local treasure

It came to Cordova in September, 1963 in a gill net, probably following a warm current up from the California coast. The scarcity of its species this far north made it a celebrity. The Leatherback turtle was a bonafide sea creature: six feet long and about 800 lbs, black skin with mottled white spots.
 
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Community

Eyak - The way of the people

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Remembering Dave Butler

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CEC - Customer Appreciation Day

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NET WORTH - After a lifetime in a changing fishery, Mike and Rob Maxwell remain purveyors of a lost art.

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News

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BAG LIMITS

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Injured fisherman rescued near Dutch Harbor

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Public hearing on mine - Pebble issue draws large crowd in Anchorage

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Statewide Stories

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