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EPA awards Seldovia tribe $30,000 grant

EPA officials said the tribe’s “You Survived a Natural Disaster, Now Grab Your EPB” project will help residents of the village and city of Seldovia learn how to prepare for natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. An EPB is an emergency preparedness bucket.

Law & Order: October 25–31

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Oct. 25-31, 2019. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy crewmember Ens. Cody Williamson, left, oversees deployment of an ice profiler by John Kemp and James Dunn of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute while on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 19. The crew and scientists deployed numerous scientific sensors during the ice station to gather data for Arctic research. Photo courtesy of Ens. Trevor Layman

Seattle welcomes Coast Guard icebreaker home

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy has returned to its Seattle homeport, on the heels of Arctic Ocean research in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Office of Naval Research.
(July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Salmon harvesting jobs lost in 2018 fisheries

A new report on seafood jobs in Alaska notes that fishery harvest employment declined by 4.9 percent in 2018, erasing most of the gains seen a year earlier.
Detail, U.S. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps poster. Image courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Stamp series would honor women veterans

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate as a companion to a House resolution urges the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp series honoring women veterans of the armed forces.
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Fisheries board identifies proposed regulation changes

Alaska Board of Fisheries officials have added several topics to upcoming meetings in Seward and in Anchorage related to its notice of propose regulatory changes governing the state’s commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries.
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Federal leadership urged on transboundary water issues

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, has issued the latest plea for federal leadership in resolving issues stemming from mine pollution in British Columbia flowing south in salmon-rich transboundary waters, now into the Kootenai River watershed, a sub-basin of the Columbia River Basin.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medically evacuate an injured hunter from Kodiak Island. (Oct. 25, 2019) Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 13

Injured hunter rescued 60 miles southwest of Kodiak

A lone hunter suffering from injuries some 60 nautical miles southwest of the city of Kodiak was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard crew early on Friday, Oct. 25 to emergency medical personnel at Air Station Kodiak.
(Nov. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Around Town: Disc Golf Tournament, Veterans Day dinner, Quilters Tea and Auction

An 18-hole, doubles disc golf tournament will take place at noon on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Meals Reservoir disc golf course located at 1.5-mile Whitshed Road, weather permitting.
From left: Rachel Ertz, Tommy Sheridan and Ken Hodges prepare to capture salmon at Holbrook Pond. (Oct. 2, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

PWSAC nets new CEO

The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation has named Tommy Sheridan its new general manager and CEO.

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