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Commentary: CRRC expands Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute in Chugach Region

Over the past three years CRRC has been actively expanding our internal capacity by creating new programs and ramping up the ones already in place. CRRC’s Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI) does most of our monitoring work, conducting ocean acidification research, harmful algal bloom water quality research, and leading mariculture research and development for the State of Alaska and Pacific Northwest.

Murkowski says she has tested positive for COVID-19

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she recently tested positive for COVID-19. She made the announcement on the social media.

Alaska experiencing wildfires it’s never seen before

Alaska is burning this year in ways rarely or ever seen, from the largest wildfire in a typically mainly fireproof southwest region to a pair of blazes that ripped through forests and produced smoke that blew hundreds of miles to the the Bering Sea community of Nome, where the normally crystal clear air was pushed into the extremely unhealthy category.

Alaska to begin paying dividend, energy checks Sept. 20

The state of Alaska plans to begin distributing this year's oil-wealth fund check and a special energy relief payment to residents on Sept. 20. The timeline was announced July 15 by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the state Department of Revenue.

Commetary: Our ancestors survived against all odds, we owe it to them to vote

Many people don’t know that Native Americans didn’t have the right to vote in federal elections until we were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924 and that it wasn’t until the 1960s that the last state granted us the right to vote in state elections. This is the sad and ironic truth — even though Indigenous communities in North America are some of the oldest democracies in the world. 

Alaska June job numbers up from year earlier, lag June 2019

Alaska had about 7,900 more jobs last month than in June 2021 but most industries still fell short of their job numbers three years earlier, before the pandemic, the state labor department said Friday.

Indigenous Canadians wary, hopeful as pope prepares apology

To this day, Flo Buffalo doesn't drink milk — not since two nuns force-fed her the sour milk she had refused at the Catholic-run Ermineskin Indian Residential School for Indigenous children that she attended in the 1960s. With international attention focusing on the former school in the prairie town of Maskwacis as Pope Francis visits Monday to apologize for abuses in a system designed to sever Native children from their tribal, family and religious bonds, Indigenous Canadians such as Buffalo are voicing a range of skepticism, wariness and hope.

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Busting myths about bears in Cordova

“Our bear populations are doing well, and they have an abundant resource to eat,” said Charlotte Westing, Area Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “In a lot of years, we actually don’t have bear problems in town. One out of every three years, we have no defense of life and property kills and very few calls to the Cordova Police Department.”

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PWS catch jumps by over half a million salmon

Harvesters in Prince William Sound’s commercial fishing districts made several thousand deliveries to processors over the past week, boosting the overall catch to over 3 million salmon, while the statewide total more than doubled to over 37 million fish.

Murkowski says she has tested positive for COVID-19

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she recently tested positive for COVID-19. She made the announcement on the social media.

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Cordova Chronicles: A Day to Remember

At 8 a.m. on Memorial Day, over 30 Cordovans gathered at the local cemetery in early morning sunshine to watch the stars and stripes hoisted to half-mast in honor of those who have given their lives while serving in our armed forces.

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Obituary: Carl Fisher

Carl Fisher was born September 14, 1929, in Eugene, Oregon to Thomas and Leah (Schoonover) Fisher. He joined older sister Helen. Carl passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Sunday, June 5, 2022, after a short illness.

Obituary: James “Jim” Edward Kramer

September 29, 1965 – January 6, 2022James “Jim” Kramer,...

Obituary: Rev. LaRue Annette (Olsen) Barnes

Rev. LaRue Annette (Olsen) Barnes passed away January 29, 2022, in Gilbert Arizona. Larue was born August 13, 1955, to George and Leona Olsen.

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LAW & ORDER: June 27-July 3

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 27 through July 3, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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