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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.

NPFMC prepares for February meeting

Federal fisheries managers preparing for virtual meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council have released the agenda for the session, to be held Feb. 5 and Feb. 8-12, and are welcoming written comments through Jan 29.

Law & Order: Dec. 18-24

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Dec. 18-24. 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.

$900B omnibus appropriations package benefits state

There’s something for everyone in the $900 billion, 12-bill federal appropriations package that became law on Dec. 27, from fisheries and transportation to public safety and a number of Native and rural programs nationwide, including Alaska.

Around Town: Moose hunt, Race Across Alaska, Citizen of the Year

The 2021 Federal Subsistence Unit 6C moose hunt drawing application deadline is Jan. 15. Those who qualify as permanent residents of Unit 6A, 6B or 6C (Cordova) by September 1, 2021 may apply. Forms with full info are available on the door outside the Forest Service office at 612 2nd Street at the Cordova Ranger District.

Job losses down 7.4 percent from last November

From leisure and hospitality to oil and gas and business services, employment numbers continue to slide in Alaska, due to the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Law & Order: Dec. 4-17

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Dec. 4-17. 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.

Around Town: Quarantine Dreams, Christmas Mass, Light Up Cordova

Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Law & Order: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Nov. 27-Dec. 3. 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.

Oceana offers free online educational classes for kids

With many schools turning to online classes as a safety measure during the global pandemic the conservation entity Oceana is offering free online ocean-related lesson plans and activities for kids that can be downloaded and enjoyed.

2021 harvest potential for Togiak herring is 47,348 tons

State fisheries officials are forecasting a potential 2021 harvest of 47,348 tons of herring in all Togiak fisheries and 42,639 tons in the Togiak sac roe purse seine and gillnet harvest, under the 20 percent exploitation rate.

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