Unalaska schools 'teetering' on the edge of a fiscal cliff

Mar 18th 2:06 am By Jim Paulin, The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Depending on funding from cash-strapped state, school board may have to make big budget cuts


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Medical facilities in Alaska should be required to list prices

March 9th 11:59 am

As the nation grapples with the future of its national health care insurance program, Alaska has recently taken up the issue of requiring its larger health care providers to offer up a list of the prices the various facilities charge for the top 100 [...]

Opinion: Vague state law on spending excess campaign contributions needs overhaul

March 9th 11:58 am

In 1995, more than 32,000 Alaskans signed a petition to put a campaign finance reform initiative on the ballot. A section of the initiative would have created clear rules banning candidates from treating surplus campaign contributions as income. One reason [...]

Opinion: We have ingredients for success, but need recipe

March 9th 11:57 am

State economists tell us Alaska has shed 3,640 oil and gas jobs over the past two years. The last time we saw job losses of that magnitude was in the 1980s.  And - these thousands of oil and gas jobs lost do not include the hundreds of other jobs that have [...]

Opinion: Moms of opioid addicts touched Sullivan's heart, but will he use his vote to help them?

March 9th 11:55 am

When Kim Whitaker told Sen. Dan Sullivan the story of her daughter's lifelong addiction to heroin, he was so moved he set up a summit meeting. But Sullivan hasn't taken a stand on ending the most important resource for helping addicts like her daughter.

Uncovering mysteries of North Slope lake trout

March 9th 11:42 am

In early March up on the frozen Arctic Coastal Plain, as the wind sculpts snow into drifts, it's hard to tell northern lakes from surrounding tundra. But lurking deep beneath that flat white world are toothy predators as long as your arm. In pools 60 feet [...]

Most Popular Stories

Borough looking for planning coordinators

March 10th 11:03 pm

The Lake and Peninsula Borough is looking inward as it prepares to write strategic plans for the communities within its bounds. Borough Manager Nathan Hill said the strategic planning process will try to maximize the use of local knowledge. "[We're] trying [...]

Bristol Bay teams participate in statewide Battle of the Books

March 10th 11:02 pm

Bristol Bay youth showed off their knowledge of several different books during the annual Battle of the Books competition. The statewide battles included participants from all across Alaska, who competed via teleconference. In the Middle School [...]

Pedro Bay Corp. announces special dividend

March 18th 4:57 pm

Pedro Bay Corporation shareholders will receive an extra dividend this spring. The village corporation declared the dividend Feb. 22. Shareholders of record as of Feb. 14 will receive $25 per share within 30 days. In a statement, the corporation wrote that [...]

Nushagak AC hears updates on wolf study, caribou management

March 18th 4:59 pm

Wildlife managers in Bristol Bay are trying to get a better sense of the area's wolf population and its impacts on moose. Pat Walsh, a biologist at the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, talked about a wolf collaring study currently underway at the March [...]

Troopers say several recent incidents are alcohol-related

March 18th 4:58 pm

Alaska State Troopers have said multiple recent incidents in Bristol Bay have been alcohol-related. Even Brandon, 25, was arrested in Dillingham March 8 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol after someone reported that he could be drunk [...]

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