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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.

Around Town: Electronics recycling, drive-thru BBQ fundraiser, salmon derby

A recycling drive accepting TVs, DVD players, digital cameras, microwaves and other electronics is taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8-13 at the back parking lot of the Native Village of Eyak office.

Coordinated effort saves stranded sheep hunter

A hunter who slipped on a slope and became stranded on a scree cliff while trying to recover the sheep he had harvested was rescued Saturday, Aug. 29 in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve.

$13M in health care grants aid 17 organizations

Seventeen health care entities, including several Alaska Native organizations, will share in over $13 million in health care funds made available through grant programs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Port Valdez North goat hunt opens Oct. 1

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have announced the opening on Oct. 1 for registration permit hunt RG148 for mountain goats in Game Management Unit 6D.

DHSS offers advisory on testing for virus

State health officials are advising anyone who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to get tested for the virus, even if not personally experiencing symptoms.

Unalaska makes move toward geothermal power

An Alaska Native village corporation and Chena Power have signed a 30-year power purchase agreement with the city of Unalaska for 30MW of geothermal produced electrical energy.

Virtual ComFish set for Sept. 17-18

ComFish Alaska 2020 will go on Sept. 17-18, minus the popular tradeshow and public receptions, in an effort to keep the several hundred people usually in attendance from spreading the novel coronavirus.

Celebrity Chef Dan Churchill to address Wild Alaska Pollock meeting

Celebrity chef Dan Churchill, an Australian-born aficionado of good eating and healthy exercise, will deliver the keynote address on the future of fish at the second annual meeting of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) on Oct. 12.

Response to census in Alaska is among nation’s lowest

A bipartisan group in Congress is urging that the deadline for the U.S. Census count be moved from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31, but meanwhile the Census Bureau shows Alaska’s self-response rate is ranked among the lowest in the nation, ahead only of Puerto Rico.

ASLC releases harbor seals back into the wild

Five harbor seal pups found stranded, malnourished and dehydrated on the Kenai Peninsula have been released back into the wild after being rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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