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

The latest: Alaska virus cases rise hangs in triple digits

Update: Eight more nonresident seafood workers from Southeast Alaska to the city of Kodiak are among the latest 111 people testing positive for COVID-19, state health officials said.

PLP says it’s looking forward to reviewing final EIS on mine

Pebble Limited Partnership’s CEO Tom Collier says the PLP’s project team is looking forward to reviewing the final federal environmental impact statement on the proposed Pebble mine and getting ready for initiating state permitting.

Update: Alaska virus cases continue rise in double digits

Update: On Saturday, July 18, the state Department of Health and Social Services announced that another 62 residents and 16 nonresidents are the latest to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Copper River gets another opportunity

Commercial harvesters were granted another shot at the Copper River salmon, with a 12-hour opener on Thursday, July 16, in an effort to boost their estimated preliminary catch of sockeyes above the 94,631 counted to date.

New COVID-19 cases include API employee

Sixty-five more Alaskans and 10 nonresidents are the latest individuals to test positive for the novel coronavirus, among them an employee of Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage.

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.



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