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The Cordova Times is Prince William Sound's oldest newspaper, publishing since 1914. Send story ideas and news tips to news@thecordovatimes.com.
The USCGC Fir. (Sept. 23, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Partial VHF-FM restored for PWS

VHF-FM communications have been restored within most of Prince William Sound, but western Prince William Sound, Wells Passage, Whittier and Passage Canal are still awaiting repairs.

More companies pledge not to ship through Arctic

A growing number of companies concerned about the impact of climate change on the Arctic marine environment have signed a pledge to not ship goods via the Arctic Ocean, Ocean Conservancy said Jan. 7.
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Life in prison ordered for Kodiak murders

A federal judge has sentenced James Michael Wells, 68, to life in federal prison for the April 2012 murders of two employees of the U.S. Coast Guard Communications Station on Kodiak Island.

Public comment sought for rockfish, Atka mackerel

Public comment is being sought through Feb. 6 for the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management certification program for the Atka mackerel and rockfish fisheries.

CDFU supports commercial king crab fishery

A Cordova District Fishermen United proposal urging a commercial king crab fishery for Prince William Sound will be up for discussion at the statewide king and tanner crab meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries March 8-11 in Anchorage.

First Nations general surgeon named to UBC chair

Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon, has been appointed to a new University of British Columbia post dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.
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State official sentenced on sexual exploitation charge

A state juvenile justice who served as superintendent of McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for possession of child pornography.
Snow plows sweep clean the Copper River Highway. (Jan. 1, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Around Town: Winter Film Fest & Gear Swap, Tip-Off Tournament, ICC Membership Dinner

The Powder House is hosting a Winter Film Fest & Gear Swap starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
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Crackdown continues on illegal firearms

Sixty-five defendants were charged in 2019 with unlawful possession of firearms, as the U.S. Attorney’s office for Alaska worked to reduce the amount of violent crime in the state.
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Proposals sought on PWS fisheries

Proposed changes to finfish and shellfish regulations for Prince William Sound are being accepted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries through April 10 for consideration in the board’s 2020-2021 meeting cycle.

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