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Alaska senators introduce salmon research legislation

Legislation titled the Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act was introduced in Congress last month by Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan that, if passed, could help scientists and fisheries managers gain a better understanding about the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 6, 2022

Petersburg assembly decides not to seek home mail delivery

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has decided not to request home mail delivery. Assembly members on Dec. 20 defeated a resolution that would have asked the U.S. Postal Service to send carriers around town delivering mail, giving residents and...

 

New state ferry advisory board nears full membership

The nine-member Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board, a new advisory panel created by the Legislature last year, has moved closer to full membership. State Senate President Peter Micciche last month appointed Paul Johnsen, of Petersburg, and David...

 

Police report

Monday, Dec. 27 Civil issue. Disabled vehicle. Civil matter. Tuesday, Dec. 28 Secured premise. Welfare check. Agency assist: Fire Department. Disabled vehicle. Agency assist: Alarm. Wednesday, Dec. 29 Subpoena service. Paper service. Citizen assist....

 

Omicron spread prompts CDC to warn against cruise ship travel

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned people on Dec. 30 not to go on cruises, regardless of their vaccination status, because of onboard outbreaks fueled by the Omicron variant. The CDC said it has more than 90...

 

Regional aquaculture association hires new manager

Susan Doherty, who worked at the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association from 1980 to 2017, will return to the hatchery operator as general manager starting Jan. 22. Ketchikan-based SSRAA operates seven salmon hatcheries in Southern...

 

Sealaska Heritage receives $2.9 million grant for Juneau totem trail

JUNEAU (AP) — An Alaska Native nonprofit cultural organization has received a $2.9 million grant to start building a totem pole trail along Juneau’s downtown waterfront. The Sealaska Heritage Institute said the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

 

Washington governor proposes $187 million for salmon recovery

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed investing $187 million in salmon recovery as part of his 2022 budget and policy proposals. The legislation, if approved by lawmakers, also would set new standards for salmon habitat...

 

Cutting down the pile

Mason Dingwall operates a tire cutter at the community's solid waste transfer station, working his way through the immense stack of tires that the borough hopes to dig into, chop up and ship out of...

 

Native leader Gilbert Gunderson dies at 91

Gilbert Gunderson passed away on Dec. 22, 2021. He was born June 24, 1930, in Wrangell on Shakes Island, as was his sister Nellie Torgramsen, to Margaret Shakes and Gunnar Gunderson. Their... Full story

 

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