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COMFISH 2015

Annual gathering events run from federal and state fisheries updates to a processors filleting contest and films

Heyano resigns from BBRSDA board

Robert Heyano, a veteran Bristol Bay fisherman and president of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, has resigned as president, [...]

SALUTING SALMON

Legislation by Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D- Dillingham, to establish Alaska Wild Salmon Day annually on Aug. 10, is moving through the House, co-sponsored by [...]

Hydropower project seen as danger to salmon

A study of the proposed Susitna hydropower dam project by the American Fisheries Society has prompted concerns that the project would cause adverse [...]

Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in Alaska

NOAA's National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to [...]

Hello from Rep. Stutes

Hello again! We are now over the halfway mark for this session and we had a late night in the House of Representatives. After weeks of financial [...]

Legislation would reform, expand Medicaid

Legislation introduced in the state legislature on March 17 by Gov. Bill Walker would provide health care coverage for up to 42,000 low income [...]

EMPLOYMENT

Processing of H-2B visa applications to fill seasonal jobs in Alaska in fisheries, resource and visitor industries resumed March 17 by Department of [...]

Celebrating families and Cordova

Growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and residing since college in New York City, Alaska always felt far away, almost foreign. While during high school [...]

COUNCIL NOMINEES - Hull, Mezirow nominated for NPFMC

Gov. Bill Walker has nominated Dan Hull of Anchorage and Andrew Mezirow of Seward to fill two upcoming seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management [...]

FOREIGN TRADE-2014 was a strong year for Alaska exports

Alaska exported more than $5.15 billion in good in 2014, the second highest year ever for the state\'s exports, and a 13.8 percent increase over the [...]

Exemplary service

Cordova City Manager, Randy Robertson, presented a City of Cordova Service Coin to Enrique Zamudio during last week\'s City Council meeting. Zamudio, [...]

Guilty Plea

A former general manager of the Platinum Creek Mine at Platinum, on the coast of Western Alaska, pled guilty in early March to three felony violations [...]

Habitat protection

Even in the middle of winter the invasive plant Elodea is getting a lot of attention. Last week the Copper River Watershed Project hosted a two day [...]

State budget

With hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to state agencies on the table, Cordovans are paying attention and speaking out. About a dozen Cordovans [...]

Fairweather engine damaged

The FVF Fairweather experienced engine damage while running in Prince William Sound on Saturday. Major engine damage occurred with a tooth from the [...]

IDITAROD SUPPORT

Tilgner's Ruby Red Sockeye, of Ninilchik, has donated 2,000 pounds of frozen wild Alaska sockeye salmon fillets to the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race [...]

Emergency Order

State biologists have shortened the 2015 spring hunting season for black bears in Game Management Subunit 6D out of concern for a prolonged population [...]

PAY BOOST

Alaska's minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour, a pay boost for some 16,000 Alaska jobs that previously paid a lower hourly wage. The 13 percent increase, [...]

EMPLOYMENT

State officials say that overall employment in the state dropped slightly below the prior year's levels for the third quarter of 2014, as a result of [...]