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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.

Law & Order: Feb. 21-27

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.

Feds allocate $34.7 million for P-cod, salmon fishery losses

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.

Modest increase to motor fuel tax passes Senate

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.

ADF&G concludes some P-cod, Pollock openers

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.

Alaska labs can check for coronavirus

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.

BBRSDA selects new marketing director

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.

Around Town: Opening Reception, Final Home Games, Jazz Workshop

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.

Sea otter pup gaining strength at ASLC

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.

It’s not too late to vaccinate

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.

State library welcomes photographer Amy Gulick

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.

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