The new owner says it will continue to operate plants in Dillingham, King Cove, Port Moller and Valdez, along with support facilities in Naknek and Sand Point. Its headquarters are in Bellevue, Wash.
People in the Eastern Orthodox Church marked the start of Christmas last week with slavii — a beautiful holiday with deep roots in communities around the state. Celebrations look a little different this year, since travel and social gatherings are limited.
Minista was an active member of the community, serving on the Manokotak City Council and the Village Tribal Council for several years. He volunteered for his church, and he often supported the school.
Alaska State Troopers report that the body of Nick Garner, 39, was found last Wednesday, four days after a skiff laden with a snowmachine in its bow hit a large wave and overturned with three men aboard.
Bristol Bay’s run exceeded 50 million fish for the sixth year in a row — 46% above the 20-year average — but many other parts of the state were far below their forecasts.
Troopers say local residents have been unable to search for Nicholas Garner, who is still missing, due to a winter storm. Search efforts will resume once the storm clears.
It was a momentous year for people who have fought for and against the proposed Pebble Mine.
The suit alleges Northern Dynasty misled the public and violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. That act is aimed at promoting greater transparency and requires that companies disclose relevant financial information.
For opponents of the project, the Army Corps’ decision released a wave of relief. For those who backed the project, the decision comes as a harsh blow.
The Marine Mammal Commission estimated that 1,300 belugas were in Cook Inlet in 1972. Now there are fewer than 269 whales left.