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Coast Guard rescues two from downed helicopter

December 9th 1:49 pm

Aircrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley rescued survivors from a crash on Unalaska Island

Fish board asks state to beef up salmon protection

December 2nd 9:58 pm

A joint committee of the Alaska Board of Fish met in Homer on Tuesday and moved to draft a letter asking lawmakers to make more specific rules and protections for salmon by strengthening laws governing permits for those wishing to disturb salmon streams and [...]

Sand Point seeks to expand city boundaries

December 2nd 9:57 pm

Hoping to collect more fish taxes, Sand Point's city government is seeking to expand municipal boundaries nearly eight-fold, from the current 30 square miles in Popov Island, to 275 square miles covering the entire island and surrounding waters. The request [...]

Bristol Bay youth gather for leadership conference

December 2nd 9:55 pm

More than a dozen Bristol Bay youth traveled to Bristol Bay to learn about leadership this month. The two-day event organized by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay included activities focused on leadership skills, Alaska Native history, and Yup'ik culture.

Organizations, state discuss funding for family planning

December 2nd 9:54 pm

The State of Alaska is looking at the future of how it distributes federal funds meant to support family planning services throughout the state. During a Nov. 21 teleconference, State of Alaska Grant Program Manager Kelly Keeter explained that the state is [...]

Dillingham resident proposes art competition

December 2nd 9:52 pm

Salmon imagery is probably the most ubiquitous art in Bristol Bay. But one Dillingham resident wants the community to work together on more themes and images that celebrate the region. Bristy Larsen grew up in Dillingham, and chose to stay after graduating [...]

State sues company over abandoned barge near Bethel

December 2nd 9:51 pm

The state of Alaska is suing a Bethel-based business over a barge that the state says has been left to rust since it sank in a Southwest Alaska slough more than four years ago. The case against Faulkner Walsh Constructors marks the first time the Alaska [...]

Fish Factor: Alaska leads wild-caught seafood harvest in the U.S.

December 2nd 9:49 pm

Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough-and-tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions are looking positive for Alaska salmon, with some mixed market outlooks for other main species. 

Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads may be the oldest mammals

December 2nd 9:48 pm

As biologist Craig George was helping Native whale hunter Billy Adams cut sections of blubber from a bowhead whale, he pressed his knife into an old scar in the whale's skin. The knife made a crunching noise; George cut deeper, then pulled out a sharp piece [...]

Iditarod bans mushers from carrying dogs in trailers

December 2nd 9:46 pm

Iditarod mushers won't be allowed to carry dogs in trailers pulled behind their sleds in the 2017 race, after the race's board of directors approved rule changes last month. The changes have struck a nerve with some top mushers, who say that for years they [...]

Three dead in outbreak of new strep bacteria in Alaska

December 2nd 9:45 pm

A new strain of group A Streptococcus bacteria first identified in Fairbanks in early 2016 has caused an outbreak in Anchorage, mainly among the homeless population, a state health department official said Monday afternoon. At least 28 people in Fairbanks [...]

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

December 2nd 9:43 pm

Anchorage police seek applicants from Bush Alaska November 29, 2001 The Bristol Bay Times ANCHORAGE (AP) — Faced with a dwindling staff, the Anchorage Police Department is intensifying its recruitment efforts, including visits to the Bush in [...]

Obituary: David McRae

December 2nd 9:39 pm

On Friday, Oct. 28, Alaska lost a treasured son, David McRae. Born April 20, 1961 in Seattle to Bristol Bay's Grace (Gardiner) McRae and fisherman/carpenter father Sam McRae, David grew up between homes in Seattle, Williams Lake, British Columbia, and summer [...]

Opinion: The ultimate gift in times of scarcity

December 2nd 9:38 pm

For the first time in years, it actually feels like winter in time for the holidays. The trees in my neighborhood are blanketed with snow, the sky seems to go from sunrise to sunset in about an hour and the frost on my windshield in the morning is a dazzling [...]

Opinion: Division runs deep, Alaska remains red

December 2nd 9:36 pm

The presidential election returns make for interesting reading. They confirm just how divided the American people are. In Massachusetts, Republican Donald Trump did not carry a single county. In California, Democrat Hillary Clinton bested Trump by more than [...]

Opinion: Marijuana industry may not be what we hoped

December 2nd 9:35 pm

Marijuana taxes won't solve Alaska's state budget, as many people seem to hope. Every resident of legal age would need to buy 10 pounds a year to do that, according to a Department of Revenue official. As the first pot shops open around the state, many [...]

Unalaska Police Report

December 2nd 9:33 pm

Sunday, Nov. 6 Welfare Check - Caller reported that a barge could be drifting towards the shore. Officers responded and the responsible parties were notified, it was determined that the barge was secure at anchor. Monday, Nov. 7 Environmental - Caller [...]

Northern Conference tournament set for Dec. 2-3

December 2nd 9:32 pm

Wrestling action will return to Kotzebue this weekend as some of the top squads in western and northern Alaska roll into town to compete in the 2016 Northern Conference Tournament. The meet will be held on Dec. 2-3 in the Kotzebue Middle School gym.

MLK Hoopfest slated for Jan. 13-15

December 2nd 9:28 pm

Some of the top amateur male and female basketball talent in the state will converge on Barrow next month for the 2016 MLK Hoopfest Basketball Tournament. The three-day tournament is scheduled to get under way on Jan. 13. The tournament, which is being [...]

Volleyball tournament to begin Dec. 8

December 2nd 9:27 pm

The Class 2A and Mixed-Six state volleyball tournament will take center stage next weekend at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The tournament will be held on Dec. 8-10. The Noatak Lynx will be representing the Northwest Arctic Conference in the Mixed-Six [...]

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