Alaska State Troopers said they located the body of Luki Akelkok, ending a multi-day search and rescue effort for the 28-year-old Dillingham man that was hindered by bad weather.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday declared “squaw” to be a derogatory term and kicked off a policy to change all federal place names that contain it.
A study published in 2020 found trooper posts around Kotzebue, Nome, Bethel, Dillingham and Kodiak were, together, understaffed by about 22%.
This is the last week for Alaskans to sign up for the Give AK a Shot sweepstakes.
The base price is significantly higher than last year’s price of $0.70, but it’s still lower than the 2019 price of $1.35.
Westfall thanked his training with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to help him maximize his odds for survival.
Murkowski said the best way to ensure long-term protection is for Congress to pass a law.
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will travel to Dillingham this week to continue erosion research in Bristol Bay’s coastal communities.
The students want the name Squaw Creek changed to Seven Sisters Creek to reflect the community’s connection to the sisters.
A third of the state’s subsistence salmon harvest was caught in Bristol Bay in 2017, according to a new report from the McKinley Research Group.