Margaret Bauman

Margaret Bauman is a veteran Alaska journalist focused on covering fisheries and environmental issues. Bauman has been writing for The Cordova Times since 2010. You can reach her at

Stevens: Solutions needed for state’s scholastic woes

“I still think distance learning has possibilities, but to this point it has not been as successful as everyone thought it would be,” Sen. Gary Stevens said

The latest: New COVID-19 cases still in double digits

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday, July 14, announced 54 more Alaskans in nine communities had tested positive, plus 14 nonresidents. Overall 1,579 residents have tested positive, plus 320 nonresidents.

Alaska: Single-day infections in triple digits

New cases of the novel coronavirus reached into the triple digits during the weekend, to include 93 residents in 18 communities, including Cordova, plus 23 nonresidents in six areas of Alaska.

Alaska: Resident infections hit single-day high of 63

Numbers of people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Alaska are mounting, with 78 new cases on Saturday, July 11, the highest single-day count yet, state health officials said.

Alaska COVID-19 count climbs to 1,323

Statewide the number of residents infected rose to 1,323, and the number of infected nonresidents to 258. Eighty people have been hospitalized and 588 have recovered, including 17 new recoveries reported on July 9, state health officials said. The death toll remains at 17.

Halibut setline survey gets underway

Pacific halibut caught and sampled during the first of International Pacific Halibut Commission’s 2020 Fishery-Independent Setline Survey were expected to be up for sale this week, to offset costs associated with conducting the survey.

Copper River harvest hits 102,008 fish

Commercial harvesters got another shot at the Copper River on Monday, June 6, and delivered to processors some 13,663 fish, the bulk of them sockeyes.

1,272 Alaskans have tested positive for COVID-19

Numbers of Alaskans infected with COVID-19 continue to rise in the double digits. As of July 9, the addition of 49 more people infected with COVID-19 boosted the statewide total to 1,272, plus 251 nonresidents.

Alaska: 49 more people test positive for COVID-19

On the back side of an Independence Day weekend subdued by a global pandemic, the number of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise.

57 mushers commit to Iditarod 2021

Fifty-seven mushers have signed up for the 49th running of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, using a virtual process in lieu of the traditional musher signups at Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, held on the last Saturday of June.



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