Not only were fishermen catching fewer fish, in many cases they were getting paid less for them. Processors faced steep bills for implementing COVID mitigation strategies, and the value of sockeye was the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.
Text messages and meeting notes show that behind the scenes, leaders of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources have been collaborating with Pebble to create the final piece of Pebble’s application.
The Marine Mammal Commission estimated that 1,300 belugas were in Cook Inlet in 1972. Now there are fewer than 269 whales left.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s health corporation says the region’s rising COVID-19 surge could soon overwhelm the local health care system.
A Fish and Game biologist said they had “closed down pretty much the entire island, which I don’t think we’ve ever done before.”
The chairperson’s partisan displays have seeded doubts about the Bethel election process and raised ethical concerns.
The maximum penalty for the charges Carmichael is pleading guilty to includes no less than 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000.
In a letter earlier this week, Anchorage Republican Senate President Cathy Giessel and Dillingham independent House Speaker Bryce Edgmon asked Dunleavy to either call the session or to appeal to legislators to hold one.
Nunapitchuk used federal CARES Act funds to pay people who tested negative to run errands for others who were locked down at home.
Quinhagak Tribal Police Chief John Peter said that if temperatures rise and the ice breaks, the search could resume. If not, they will wait until spring to look for the seven missing people.