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.
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.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is tasked with balancing conservation of king salmon with the livelihood of fishermen. Dwindling king salmon runs have triggered it as a “stock of concern” in several major Southeast river systems and major closures are being considered.