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11 named to tribal advisory council

Eleven representatives of Alaska's tribal entities have been appointed to the Governor's Tribal Advisory Council, Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron [...]

HONORING SERVICE

House Bill 175, signed into law on April 21 by Gov. Bill Walker, designates Nov. 1 of each year as Military Family Day. Walker noted that men and [...]

First in U.S.A.

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) announced implementation of a ground breaking CO2 refrigerant heat pump system, realizing the goal of shifting 98% of [...]

Congress continues inquiry into Pebble project

Members of the prestigious Dallas Safari Club are telling Congress that the proposed Pebble mine is too risky and that the abundant fish and wildlife [...]

Amended Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passes House

Legislation modernizing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 as it relates to foreign sourced oil spills unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

REGISTRATION HUNT

Hunters in Prince William Sound's Game Management Unit 6D are being reminded to register for permits, report their kills and to refrain from taking [...]

STOCK STATUS

NOAA Fisheries has released its annual report to Congress on the status U.S. fisheries, noting that the number of overfished stocks remains near an [...]

Alaska shares in Interior Department allocation

Alaska got a commitment from the Interior Department on April 18 of $861,613 from the 2016 Land and Water Conservation Fund distribution to support [...]

3 confirmed for Alaska Board of Fisheries

Alaska Board of Fisheries candidates Alan Cain, of Anchorage; Israel Payton, of Wasilla, and Robert Ruffner, of Soldotna, were approved on April 15 [...]

Annual Cordova Clean Up Day

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Cordova will hold the annual Cordova Cleanup Day, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. -12 noon, [...]

Women mountaineers sought to join teen expedition

Girls on Ice is growing up at least for an expedition to raise funds. The tuition-free field science and mountaineering program for teenage girls is [...]

Togiak herring fishery is earliest on record

Herring harvesters and processors are scurrying to catch up with miles of spawning herring that prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to [...]

Fight jets coming to Eielson AFB

In the midst of the state's fiscal crisis, the U.S. Air Force is giving Fairbanks an economic shot in the arm with its decision to place 54 F-35 [...]

Gray whales: sentinels of change in the Arctic

Gray whales now making their annual migration to Arctic feeding grounds, offer marine biologists an opportunity to study how they are adopting to [...]

Ocean Beauty wins ComFish fillet contest

Edwin Alejandro and Estela Valenzuela of Ocean Beauty Seafoods in Kodiak won first prize on April 1 during the third annual processor fillet and [...]

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Rachel Kallander, of Cordova, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, manned a booth at the Comfish trade show in Kodiak March 30 [...]

SEAFOOD SAMPLING

Trident Seafoods treated visitors to the ComFish Trade Show at Kodiak on March 31 to a sampling of several popular retail products: Peppered Smoked [...]

Third miner sentenced in Salmon River case

A third official with a defunct mine that polluted the Salmon River in Western Alaska has been convicted in a case involving the discharge of polluted [...]

New databases track marine fish diets and more

Federal fisheries officials say their two new databases will make it easy to access comprehensive, long-term diet data for key Alaska marine fish [...]

Indigenous health

Alaskans interested in Indigenous healing and health are encouraged to attend the 2016 Alaska Native Studies Conference April 14-16 at the University [...]