History of captive WWII Alaskans traced to Japan

October 21st 10:13 pm

A historian travels to Japanese sites that held Attu prisoners

Bering Sea village wants to surround itself with a marine sanctuary

October 21st 10:12 pm

Residents of the smaller of two villages in the Pribilof Islands are asking the federal government to encircle their island with the first national marine sanctuary in Alaska. It's an effort to protect the fur seals once slaughtered on the Pribilofs and other [...]

Elders & Youth Conference looks to past to guide future

October 21st 10:11 pm

When Raphael and Vivian Jimmy got married, all he needed was his old jacket. She didn't need flowers. Neither of them got rings. The way Vivian tells it, they were both scared and neither one was smiling. According to Raphael, he was terrified of girls and [...]

Electric Association continues to sort out embezzlement issue

October 21st 10:11 pm

Efforts to recover money taken from the Naknek Electric Association are underway. Earlier this year, the co-op discovered that a former manager had taken money over the years. In a letter to members, board president Nanci Morris Lyon said the association [...]

Coast Guard opens FOL Cold Bay in advance of winter fisheries in Alaska

October 21st 10:10 pm

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened its seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay, Alaska, in advance of winter fisheries Saturday. Coast Guard aircrews transferred equipment and air assets to Cold Bay to reduce the response time to Bristol [...]

Passengers trickle out of state after Cold Bay flight diversion

October 21st 10:09 pm

The American Airlines passengers whose trans-Pacific flight was diverted to Cold Bay Wednesday were making their way to their final destinations Thursday. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said Thursday morning that some of the roughly 100 [...]

Dillingham upholds liquor protest, ABC board to meet

October 21st 10:09 pm

A new liquor store on Raspberry Road is unlikely to open right away, after the Dillingham City Council decided to maintain its protest against the effort. The state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is scheduled to discuss a new location for Dillingham's [...]

Study: Changing population dynamics could impact the future of marine mammal hunting

October 21st 10:08 pm

A new study indicates that who can hunt marine mammals may change in the future under the current definition of "Alaska Native." A Sealaska Heritage Institute study released earlier this month suggests that the way the Marine Mammal Protection Act is [...]

'Elder in training' teaches attentive crowd how to butcher a seal

October 21st 10:07 pm

FAIRBANKS — She didn't have her big ulu or her special slanted board but Marjorie "Kunaq" Tahbone smoothly sliced blubber and meat from a ringed seal before an audience Monday during a hands-on lesson. Not many conventions offer food workshops like [...]

Senate candidates square off in Kodiak at lively fisheries debate

October 21st 10:06 pm

KODIAK — Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski squared off with her challengers Wednesday for the first time, fielding criticism and questions from Democrat Ray Metcalfe and independents Margaret Stock and Breck Craig at the biennial Kodiak fish debate.

Dillingham man arrested after alleged probation violation

October 21st 10:05 pm

A Dillingham man was arrested for an alleged probation violation and other drug-related charges after attempting to fake a urine sample this month. James Folsom Jr, 30, was arrested Oct. 14 after he tried to use a fake system to provide a urine sample to his [...]

Cause of fire still under investigation

October 21st 10:05 pm

Dillingham Police are still investigating the cause of a mid-October fire at a local grocery store. A fire broke out at N&N Market on the morning of Oct. 9, wreaking havoc in the store. Although Dillingham volunteer fire fighters and the building;s sprinkler [...]

BBEDC surveying all resident drifters

October 21st 10:04 pm

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. has commissioned a survey on fish chilling to better understand changing trends in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. According to a release from BBEDC, the survey is to assess how many residents chill their catch with [...]

15 Years Ago in the Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman

October 21st 10:04 pm

Police nab burglary suspects October 25, 2001 By Erik Hillstrom Bristol Bay Times Utilizing personnel from every department and investing nearly 200 man-hours, Dillingham Police, with assistance from the Alaska State Troopers, Department of Collections, [...]

Opinion: Attitude the key for renewable energy

October 21st 10:03 pm

During a recent speech, candidate Lisa Murkowski was asked her perspective on the role of oil and gas in the future of Alaska's economy. The answer was clear. While renewable energy sources are important to explore, the source of energy that will drive our [...]

Opinion: Alaska needs new leadership in Senate

October 21st 10:02 pm

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has done it again with his vulgar, vile, and predatory comments about women. Yet these kinds of comments are not new, nor is the fact that this deeply flawed candidate does not have the character, [...]

Opinion: Museum hopes to display giant whale skeleton

October 21st 10:02 pm

What's left of the humpback whale that washed up in Cook Inlet at Kincaid Park in July has been moved to Fairbanks, where one day the skeleton of the giant creature may become an exhibit outside the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Scientists [...]

Opinion: The magic of one of Alaska's best writers

October 21st 10:01 pm

Spending time with Eowyn Ivey forced me to admit to myself that I'm a snob. I couldn't believe such a sweet and humble person — a Mat-Su Valley girl — would create a novel that, I believe, is the best ever written about Alaska. I was [...]

Salmon hot on market, despite Russian influence

October 21st 9:57 pm

It was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big exception. While sockeye catches exceeded expectations, all other species came up short. But salmon stakeholders can take heart that the fish is moving swimmingly [...]

Barrow sets new record for latest date without snow

October 21st 9:57 pm

Five months after a record-early spring snowmelt, the nation's northernmost community has set a new record for late snow accumulation. The ground in Barrow was barren of snow on Saturday, breaking the previous record for the latest calendar date for zero [...]

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