Two Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly members made a move Monday to fire Borough Manager Ruben Duran, who has been on the job about seven months. The motion to fire Duran failed in a 5-2 vote following an open discussion of his job performance.
Over the past couple of decades black cod — or sablefish — has become one of Southeast Alaska’s most commercially important species. Longliners target them in deep waters off the continental shelf, during the same season as halibut. Although stocks are strong, biologists don’t fully grasp black cod population ecology. A research partnership in Sitka hopes to change that.
Troopers charged individuals in the hunting party for shooting game from a boat, abusing the proxy hunting system, unlawful possession of game, making false hunting reports, taking too many deer and illegally catching a halibut.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fungus that damages trees is making its way through the state of Alaska. CoastAlaska News reported Thursday the fungus, spruce bud blight, has damaged trees in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, and now has been discovered…