The Cordova Times
The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Feb. 21-27. 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.
A $65 million package of fishery disaster relief funds announced by Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross includes $34.7 million for stakeholders in Alaska fisheries who suffered economic losses in 2018 Gulf harvest failures of Alaska Pacific cod and Chignik sockeye salmon.
Legislation boosting tax rates on road and marine motor fuels to 16 cents and 10 cents respectively passed the Alaska Senate by a vote of 12-5 on Monday, March 2, and moved to the House for consideration.
A state waters fishery for Pacific cod in Prince William Sound closed to longline gear on March 4 based on projected harvest levels indicating that the guideline harvest level of 437,425 pounds would be achieved by that date.
State health officials say their laboratories now have the ability to test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), thanks to test kits provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association has hired Lilani Dunn, former head of marketing at Orca Bay Seafoods in Seattle, as its new marketing director.
A traveling exhibit on women’s suffrage in Alaska opens with a reception at 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Copper River Gallery in Cordova.
A two-week-old sea otter pup found stranded on a beach near Seldovia on the Kenai Peninsula in mid-January is gaining weight and strength, and under 24-hour care at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.
Flu cases are already active in Alaska and state health officials are urging all Alaskans from six months of age on up to get vaccinated if they haven’t done so already.
Award winning photographer and author Amy Gulick will speak about her new book, “The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind”, on Wednesday, March 4, at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum in Juneau.