This year’s local contingent of the international event saw upwards of 800 people come together. They came to voice their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and many of the policies enacted during his first year in office.
Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. The agency says it is prioritizing projects such as gear modifications, avoidance programs and improved fishing practices.
The Southeast public radio consortium CoastAlaska will acquire Wrangell station KSTK. The move is an effort by both parties to keep the station healthy in the face of increased funding challenges on both the state and national level.
The Juneau-based Sealaska Heritage Institute voiced its opposition to the pricey June retreat in a letter emailed Friday to the event sponsor, Dance of the Deer Foundation. The event — billed as the 24th in Alaska — is scheduled at an undisclosed lodge outside Juneau.
Curtiss Demmert, 32, was sentenced Jan. 10. He must pay a $32,728.79 fine and received 180 days of suspended jail time. He also has to forfeit to the state the Tlingit Lady, skiff, nets, fishing gear and electronics along with the money from that catch.
U.S. House passes bill to avoid government shutdown, but Senate prospects uncertain
The short-term measure passed the House Thursday evening after a key bloc of conservative Republicans said they would support it. Passage in the Senate is still unclear as funding runs out Friday.
Alaska Board of Fisheries has put off a decision on king salmon action plans until Friday at the earliest. The decision making body has been hearing testimony from fishermen and other concerned citizens all week at its meeting in Sitka.