Without a budget agreement, large swaths of state government will shut down in July. That could include Alaska’s lucrative summer salmon fisheries.
Last November, Yoder was convicted of taking a moose that was too small during a September hunt.
School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean kids aren’t learning.
As summer fishing seasons gear up and get started, Wrangell community groups gathered at the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial to wish safety to anyone on the water and remember those who have lost their lives at sea.
Wrangell Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen says sinking docks have been a problem in Meyers Chuck for years, but Wrangell’s government has failed to meet its obligation to maintain them.
The Union Bay mariner who made the news last year after cheating death when his boat capsized during a storm succumbed to cancer less than five months later.
On a statewide call last month, Department of Health and Social Services officials said they believe the authorization will come by the end of this month at the latest.
Council members say five of the nearly 600 comments submitted to the council last month contained vulgar language or personal attacks.
The bill also allows the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to promote hatchery-born, wild-caught shellfish in the same way they market hatchery-bred salmon.
One of Wrangell’s two fish processors will remain closed for the second year in a row. Seattle-based Trident Seafoods cites a dismal salmon forecast for its decision. Chum and pink salmon returns to Southeast Alaska over the last few years have crumpled, and the predictions for the coming season aren’t especially heartening. “It’s been a…