Pilot program looks at health factors for commercial fishermen

Dr. Debra Cherry returned to Cordova earlier this week to present results from a commercial fishing health survey conducted this summer. Cherry is an [...]

PWS salmon catch exceeds 104 M fish

State fisheries officials estimated that commercial fishermen in Prince William Sound have landed 104,085,000 salmon through Oct. 2, and continued to [...]

Cordova Center

Sea trials were completed at the Cordova Center this past weekend as the Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska conference wrapped up. While the [...]

Lynden Transport will bring Xmas tree to Capitol

A celebrated driver for Lynden Transport will deliver to Washington D.C. in November a tree cut in Chugach National Forest to serve as the first U.S. [...]

CHUITNA COAL - DNR issues water reservations decision

State natural resources officials have approved just one reservation of water application from opponents of a proposed coal mine on the west side of [...]


A lengthy report regarding a proposed large-scale mine near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in Southwest Alaska questions the Environmental Protection [...]

Budget cuts take Alaska-grown lunches off the menu

July 1 was a dreaded day across much of Alaska. It marked the start of the 2016 state fiscal year and the harsh realities of the state's new financial [...]

Stranded fisherman rescued by Coast Guard

A fisherman stranded after his 30-foot vessel was disabled and aground was rescued by the Coast Guard helicopter on Sept. 30, on the north side of [...]


United Tribes of Bristol Bay urged Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Sept. 29 for her support against the proposed Pebble mine and any large scale [...]

Shell will halt offshore activity

Royal Dutch Shell will cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future, the company announced late on Sept. 27. The [...]

It's Time for Alaska to Drive Its Destiny By Gov. Bill Walker

Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of [...]

Celebrating halibut is a Homer natural

Halibut ecology, economics and policy, a community fish fry, a 5K run on the Homer Spit and were all part of the festivities Sept. 19-20 as the [...]


A federal investigation is underway into the deaths of 25 walrus near Cape Lisburne, 40 miles northeast of the village of Point Hope, on the Chukchi [...]

Special session called on North Slope gas production

Gov. Bill Walker has called for a special session of the Legislature on Oct. 24 in Juneau to address gasline issues. "With a $3.5 billion budget [...]

Letters Sought

NOAA Fisheries is seeking letters of public support through Oct. 23, for 10 people, including two incumbents, for two presidential appointments as [...]

2015 PFD dividend is $2,072

Thousands of eligible residents will be $2,072 richer soon, when they receive the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund check either through direct deposit in [...]

Look out, bookworms!

Cathy Pegau\'s latest novel, Murder on the Last Frontier, comes out this November. It features Charlotte, a suffragette who arrives at the frontier [...]

Haul out rafts proposed to help walrus

A marine conservation biologist concerned with the challenge walrus face in reaching food sources in the warming Arctic has proposed implementation of [...]

Pact reached to combat IUU fishing

A bilateral agreement reached on Sept. 11 between the United States and Russia is aimed at a new era of cooperation between these two nations to [...]

Exxon Valdez spill had dire effect on humpies, herring

A new federal fisheries report documents the lasting cardiac impact on pink salmon and herring embryos exposed to crude oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez [...]