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Meet UA's first Rhodes scholar: An Aleut woman from King Cove

November 24th 2:22 pm

Samantha Mack, a 24-year-old Aleut woman, has become the first University of Alaska student to receive a Rhodes scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic honors in the world. Mack learned Saturday night that she was one of the 32 top-ranking American [...]

Silver Bay Seafoods makes bold moves for rebound

November 24th 2:21 pm

Mega-buyer to bring John Lowrance back to Bristol Bay

Warmer winter forecast for Alaska's rural regions

November 24th 2:17 pm

Expectations result from big reductions in sea ice

Ravn considers flights to Bristol Bay, Dutch Harbor

November 24th 2:16 pm

"Yes, we're thinking about it," a Ravn employee told me as I walked up to their booth at the Pacific Marine Expo. He noticed the "Public Radio for Bristol Bay" on my nametag. Getting that officially "on tape" for an interview took a few phone calls, but [...]

Credit counselor works with Togiak, Dillingham residents

November 24th 2:16 pm

Since 2009, the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation has partnered with nonprofit credit counseling agencies to provide Bristol Bay residents resources to understand and improve their credit reports. Chuck Hardy, a credit counselor with Money [...]

Local nurse honored for effort as EMS responder

November 24th 2:15 pm

Being a nurse in rural Alaska is challenging, but for young medical professional Tiffany Bennett, that wasn't enough. She also wanted to help those before they arrived at the hospital. Bennett, a nurse who works in Dillingham, was recently honored at the [...]

Bristol Bay drifter named 'Fisherman of the Year'

November 24th 2:15 pm

During the Pacific Marine Expo, National Fisherman hosts a contest dubbed "Fisherman of the Year." It's open to anybody willing to get on stage and mend nets, tie knots while blindfolded and splice line. Winners from each heat then square off to see who can [...]

Lemon herb butter cod takes Symphony of Seafood win

November 24th 2:14 pm

Alaskan Leader, which partners with the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, fishes four freezer longliners in and around the Bering Sea. Last Saturday at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, its seafoods division received awards for its new lemon [...]

Alaska Native leaders, friends, honored at gala

November 24th 2:14 pm

Throughout Alaska, Alaska Native leaders are helping to cultivate positive impacts on their communities. This week, three such individuals, including one from the Lake and Peninsula Borough, were honored at a gathering celebrating the significant [...]

Farm-to -School program seeks input

November 24th 2:14 pm

The state coordinator for Alaska's Farm-to-School program, Jodie Anderson, held meetings around Bristol Bay last week. The purpose of the meetings in Dillingham and Naknek was to brainstorm with community members on how to increase the amount of fresh and [...]

Coast Guard rescues sick sailor

November 24th 2:13 pm

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted an ailing sailor from a cargo ship, and took him to Cold Bay for a flight to Anchorage last week. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from forward operating location Cold Bay, medevaced the man from [...]

Opinion: Net neutrality is vitally important to Internet users in Alaska

November 24th 2:13 pm

Today alone, I have probably visited 50-plus sites and used a dozen searches to put out this newspaper with some degree of accuracy. And every site I visited, every search I completed, and every rabbit hole I got sucked into in that process occurred without [...]

Opinion: Alaska's future doesn't need Pebble Mine

November 24th 2:12 pm

My training and expertise are in economics and finance, but from time to time — when needed — I know how to do battle. For more than a decade, I have taken on the battle against the Pebble Mine, because, more than any other development [...]

Opinion: Don't trade salmon for gold

November 24th 2:12 pm

According to an article reported by Alaska Public Media on Oct. 5, Tom Collier, CEO of The Pebble Partnership, took to the podium at an industry gathering in Anchorage to present "A New Path Forward." Summarizing his speech to the reporter ,he stated, "I [...]

Opinion: Bristol Bay fisherman sees flaws Pebble Mine 'plan'

November 24th 2:11 pm

Fall storms are a fixture in Bristol Bay. The wind blows and the waves rise. But this fall, the biggest tempest of all is coming from the foreign mining company proposing to build a toxic mine at the headwaters of the world's last great salmon run.

Tanalian rolls to volleyball championships

November 24th 2:11 pm

The Tanalian Lynx are back on top and headed for the "big show." Tanalian nailed down a berth in the upcoming ASAA Mixed-Six State Volleyball Championships this past weekend by rolling to the Lake and Peninsula School District championship. The Lynx reeled [...]

King Cove wins regional volleyball tournament

November 24th 2:10 pm

Bristol Bay Angels will also represent region at state

Noden, Williams shine at Lancer Smith

November 24th 2:09 pm

Jesse Noden went into the 2017 Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament looking to prove he could hold his own against the state's top Division I and Division II wrestlers. The answer he got was a resounding "yes." Noden helped carry the Dillingham [...]

Blunka leads New Stuyahok to 27st at tournament

November 24th 2:09 pm

Blinka Blunka Jr. made sure the New Stuyahok Eagles were noticed at the 2017 Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament — in a big way. Blunka wrestled his way to a second-place finish in the 120-pound weight classification and single-handedly [...]

Area girls put in solid efforts

November 24th 2:09 pm

Jalyn Paine and Cate Gomez made sure everyone took notice of the wrestling talent in the Bristol Bay region of the state this past weekend. Paine and Gomez were among a handful of area girls to turn in impressive outings at the Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling [...]

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