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CATCH LIMITS - 2015 IPHC quotas up Central Gulf, Southeast Alaska

Halibut fisheries in Alaska have been allocated 21,215,000 pounds of the gourmet seafood for the 2015 season that opens March 14, with allocation [...]

2015 Miss Iceworm

Miss Iceworm is always a big part of Cordova\'s annual Iceworm Festival. The Miss Iceworm Program mission is three-fold: to recognize achievement in [...]

BOTTOMS UP

State officials citing net loss of operating bars on the Alaska Marine Highway System plan to close the bars on six state ferries this winter, keeping [...]

Harvesters concerned about privatization of fisheries

A University of Alaska Fairbanks study involving residents of Kodiak has identified crew members and the next generation of fishermen as [...]

Subsistence survey first of its kind in decade

Beginning February 3, a team from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be in town to conduct a subsistence survey. The last time a similar [...]

Drop in Recreational Boating Fatalities

The Coast Guard is recognizing the successes of Alaska's boating safety program with an 80 percent drop in recreational boating fatalities since [...]

Cordova Police Department Establishes Advisory Council

The City of Cordova announced earlier this week that it has established a local advisory council to help guide policing activities. "Last year, [...]

Business acumen and authenticity

The new year is off and running with a new staff team at the Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association (CRPWSMA). Richard Blanke was [...]

Campbell joins Siu Alaska Corp. as CEO

Former Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell will become the new chief executive officer of Siu Alaska Corp. on Feb. 1, [...]

SUNKEN VESSEL - Coast Guard responds to 80-foot sunken vessel

Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded Jan. 19 to the scene of the 80-foot sunken fishing vessel Eyak, that ran aground by Calligan Island, [...]

RESCUE - Fishermen medevaced near Kodiak Island

A fisherman injured while pulling in crab pots was medevaced from the fishing vessel Irene H in the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island on Jan. 13 by [...]

UPGRADE BOOST - Vessel upgrade program gets a boost

For Bristol Bay salmon fishermen in Southwest Alaska looking to upgrade the quality of their catch with a new refrigeration system, help is on the way [...]

BYCATCH MANAGEMENT

Economic summit agenda designates March 6 for fisheries and policy

STATE BUDGET - Halt ordered on funding for six state projects

Gov. Bill Walker has issued an administrative order directing state agencies to halt non-obligated spending on six multi-million dollar projects, due [...]

Fire Marshal asks parents for help

"It\'s all about the kids," said Cordova Fire Marshal Paul Trumblee. Trumblee\'s call to The Cordova Times came after the department\'s [...]

FARE INCREASE - AMHS travel cost is rising

Travel costs about the Alaska Marine Highway System will rise slightly next year, as the state uses the first fare increase since 2007 to help cover [...]

THE HEAT IS ON - Rising temperatures triggering changes to Arctic

A federal report released Dec. 17 says Arctic temperatures are rising at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, prompting changes in the [...]

AEA CHALLENGED - Susitna dam cost estimate questioned

A new report from veteran Juneau economist Gregg Erickson for the Alaska chapter of Trout Unlimited says the Alaska Energy Authority substantially [...]

ALL EYES ON COTTEN -Governor chose seasoned veteran for acting commissioner

All eyes were on Sam Cotten last week during the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Cordova. Cotten is Gov. Walker's interim choice to head the [...]

Coast Guard authorization passes Senate

Coast Guard legislation that strengthens and modernizes the multi-mission service, and includes an extended waiver for small boat operators on vessel [...]