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Alaska launches opioid policy task force

April 29th 3:25 pm

Group will consolidate informal efforts to fight growing trend toward heroin use, related deaths

Agency banned from killing caribou on Kagalaska

April 29th 3:25 pm

Federal gunman won't be shooting invasive caribou on Kagalaska Island this year, because the U.S. Congress just said no. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had planned to kill the caribou, which swim from Adak Island, according to Steve Delehanty, manager of [...]

Alaska USA state tournament set for this weekend in Wasilla

April 29th 3:24 pm

Wrestlers from throughout the state will be converging on the Mat-Su Valley this weekend to compete in the 2016 Alaska USA state wrestling tournament. As of Monday, more than 30 teams, including perennial powerhouse squads from Bethel and Kotzebue, had [...]

Carpeting the Denali Fault with earthquake sensors

April 29th 3:23 pm

NEAR MILLER CREEK — Crouching amid scratchy spruce branches and surrounded by feet of snow, Amir Allam jabs half-frozen soil with the spikey base of a white cylinder. The seismologist twists the 6-pound seismometer to orient it northward. Then he [...]

Herring fishery continues as some fishermen transition to halibut

April 29th 3:22 pm

As the Togiak herring fishery seems to wind down, some fishermen are already switching gears to the upcoming halibut fishery. Herring opened April 17 this year, a record early start for the fishery. By April 25, two gillnetters were participating, and 17 [...]

Impending state cuts likely to impact all species

April 29th 3:22 pm

Cuts affecting Alaska's fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators. As it stands now, the total commercial fisheries budget for FY 2017 from all state and federal funding [...]

Stolen rental car found wrecked in Dillingham

April 29th 3:21 pm

A D&J Rentals Toyota Corolla was stolen from near Stelling's Automotive on Wood River Road Saturday night. It was later found wrecked off Waskey Road. Dillingham Police Officer Bill Yates was looking for that vehicle Sunday morning at dawn when he rolled his [...]

Egegik trash incinerator out of commission after blaze

April 29th 3:21 pm

City expects replacement to cost about $1.5 million

Unalaska police investigate missing opiates at local clinic

April 29th 3:20 pm

An investigation is underway involving prescription narcotics at the local clinic in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, according to Unalaska Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley. Shockley said it still remains to be determined if any drugs are actually missing, or [...]

Obituary, Shirlie Ileen Bucher

April 29th 3:05 pm

Shirlie Ileen Bucher Shirlie Ileen (Engman) Bucher, 86, of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, died April 8 in Anchorage. Shirlie and her twin, Rosalie Ileen Beckett, who died in 1983, were born in 1929 at the Glacier Hospital in Cut Bank, Mont., to German [...]

In Brief

April 29th 3:04 pm

Seafood Development Association holds election

Years Ago in the Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman

April 29th 3:04 pm

Mulchatna caribou herd on the move May 3, 2001 By Erik Hillstrom Bristol Bay Times Motorists driving Dillingham's roads have had a new reason to keep their eyes peeled — Mulchatna caribou. For the past two weeks, the large hoofed mammals have [...]

Dillingham tops statewide NYO tournament

April 29th 3:03 pm

Wolverines also receive team sportsmanship award

Opinion: The Legislature has no excuse for delaying a Permanent Fund plan

April 29th 2:51 pm

With the Legislature in overtime, the budget challenge comes down to this: Will the state use earnings of the Permanent Fund to help pay its bills in an off-the-cuff fashion or create a plan? Leave aside the arguments about getting someone else to pay more [...]

Opinion: Journalist's participation in freeing Fairbanks Four serves as inspiration

April 29th 2:51 pm

Once a year, Alaska's journalists gather to compare notes, sharpen their skills and find the inspiration to spend another 12 months sitting through city council meetings, murder trials and late nights with nothing but a keyboard and a cup of coffee to keep [...]

Fisherman found dead in Unalaska harbor

April 22nd 9:50 am

Divers recovered a dead fisherman underwater in the Carl E. Moses Boat Harbor in Unalaska last week after he had been reported missing by his captain earlier in the day. The body of Matthew Warn, 35, of Anchor Point, was located near his boat, the trawler [...]

Energy professor honored as one of Alaska's 'Top 40 Under 40'

April 22nd 9:49 am

Many in Dillingham know Professor Tom Marsik, 37, for his work with sustainable energy through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus. Others know him as the man who built one of the most energy-efficient homes in the world, costing less than [...]

LifeMed ends first season in Unalaska

April 22nd 9:49 am

With thousands employed in dangerous jobs in the fishing industry each winter on the Aleutian Chain, a medevac company decided this year to test the waters by basing a plane in Unalaska. The gamble paid off, said Erika Fenn, business development specialist [...]

Man tries to steer taxi off bridge, driver terrified

April 22nd 9:48 am

Swan Taxi customer grabbed steering wheel in a drunken rage on Unalaska bridge

Museum of the Aleutians reopens as board searches for new executive director

April 22nd 9:47 am

The Museum of the Aleutians is in partial recovery from the Russian Bible scandal, and is now open to the public, at least a little bit, on Saturdays. The museum's board of directors is now looking for a new executive director, to replace Zoya Johnson, who [...]

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