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Alaska's fishing fleet is graying

December 14th 11:58 pm

Report recommends five steps to reverse what it calls troubling trends of an aging workforce

Togiak herring forecast up for 2018

December 14th 11:57 pm

State's largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest

Council to address cod conflict

December 14th 11:56 pm

Association wants restrictions on flatfish factory trawlers from buying cod offshore

Who should sand, plow Bristol Bay borough businesses?

December 14th 11:56 pm

King Salmon-based entrepreneur Bob Egli addressed the Bristol Bay borough assembly at its Dec. 4 meeting, telling the members he would like the borough to eventually stop plowing and sanding local businesses for free. Egli, the owner of Alaska Eagle Eye, [...]

Stand for Salmon's ballot initiative has new sponsor

December 14th 11:55 pm

Nonprofit Stand for Salmon's ballot initiative has lost one primary sponsor and gained another. The stated goal of the initiative is to update salmon habitat protections provided by state law. Brian Kraft stepped down from the ballot committee three weeks [...]

Second airline to serve Dillingham and King Salmon

December 14th 11:55 pm

Dillingham and King Salmon residents looking to fly somewhere on Valentine's Day — and any time afterward — will get a sweetheart of a deal as a second airline enters the region's airways. Ravn Alaska announced Tuesday that it would begin [...]

Dillingham scammer sentenced to 10 years

December 14th 11:54 pm

Floyd Jay Mann, a 56-year-old from Puyallup, Wash., was sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday, a term he began immediately after the hearing at the U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Judge Timothy Burgess handed down the sentence, which was above the [...]

Pollock up in Bering Sea, cod down as council sets quotas

December 14th 11:53 pm

The pollock fishery, already huge, is even bigger next year in the Bering Sea. But Pacific cod is down sharply in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council set the eastern Bering Sea pollock quota at 1.345 million metric tons, up [...]

Port Alsworth walks in memory of four who died in crash

December 14th 11:53 pm

The Port Alsworth community gathered Thursday for a walk and bonfire in memorial to those who died in a fatal airplane crash one year ago. Scott Blom and his two children, Zach Blom, 13, and Kaitlyn Blom, 14, were on their way to Anchorage, where Tanalian [...]

No charges filed in July fatal stabbing in Levelock

December 14th 11:53 pm

Ellis Lee Kaloke, 37, was fatally stabbed in Levelock last July. The state says it cannot prove that S George Peterson was not acting in self-defense when Kaloke was killed. Following a lengthy investigation, the state has decided not to press charges in the [...]

Ruckman, Esnardo lead Raiders to 2nd at meet

December 14th 11:51 pm

Dustin Ruckman and Alexander Esnardo Jr. both turned in gold-medal performances on Saturday and helped the Unalaska Raiders turn in an eye-opening effort at the 2017 Great Alaska Conference Wrestling Championships in Bethel. The Raiders rolled up 228 points [...]

Gomez earns return trip to tourney

December 14th 11:49 pm

Cate Gomez is headed back to the "Big Show." The Dillingham High School standout clinched a return trip to the state wrestling tournament on Saturday by claiming the 106-pound title at the 2017 Sockeye Conference Wrestling Championships. She was among five [...]

Area wrestlers headed to state

December 14th 11:49 pm

Bristol Bay Times/Dutch Harbor Fisherman A total of 37 wrestlers from throughout Southwest Alaska will be competing in the 2017 boys' and girls' state wrestling tournaments this week in Anchorage. The meets will begin on Friday, Dec. 15, at the Alaska [...]

Blunka earns shot at 3rd state title

December 14th 11:48 pm

Wolverine wrestlers breeze to Sockeye Conference crown

Quilts spread holiday cheer

December 14th 11:46 pm

The spirit of giving is upon us, and a number of talented quilt-makers from churches across the Lower 48, are spreading warmth and generosity to the people of Bristol Bay and beyond this holiday season.

Arctic saw second warmest year in 2017

December 14th 11:05 pm

Winter sea ice coverage smallest on record

Lawsuit says Fairbanks Four man was wrongly convicted, jailed for 18 years

December 14th 11:02 pm

He was high school valedictorian before he became one of the Fairbanks Four convicted in the 1997 beating death of 15-year-old John Hartman. Now Marvin Roberts is suing the city of Fairbanks and various police officers in federal court over what he calls a [...]

Opinion: Scrooge ascendant: Kids' health care goes begging

December 14th 11:01 pm

You'd think funding a program providing medical care to low-income children would be a no-brainer. Apparently not true in today's poisonous political climate. In today's political climate, even immunizations for poor children become a football to be booted [...]

Opinion: Report card gives humans failing grade in planet stewardship

December 14th 11:01 pm

In my greenhouse, the kale is growing again. It took a hit a month ago when temperatures dropped to single digits at night, and I thought it was dead for sure. But the past two weeks have been warm and rainy. The snow that we got in November has given way to [...]

Opinion: How lifers in Alaska prisons can help rehabilitate convicts

December 14th 11:00 pm

Men who committed some of Alaska's most heinous crimes could help rehabilitate other inmates and save money for the Department of Corrections. The suggestion comes from lifers themselves, prisoners whose long sentences mean they may never get out. After [...]

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