Bogoslof fills seats, extra eruption meetings held

Feb 24th 11:12 pm By Jim Paulin, The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Two scientists collect ash samples with expected 'worldwide demand' from geologists

Statewide Stories

Report says Pebble Mine doesn't pencil out

February 24th 3:50 am

Backers disagree with conclusion that investors may have been mislead

With Bogoslof's eruptions, island has tripled in size

February 24th 3:49 am

Bogoslof volcano erupted once again early Saturday morning as a series of rumblings continue that have so far tripled the island's size. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, an eruption lasting a few minutes shot an ash cloud at least 25,000 feet into the sky, the [...]

Opinion: Stable tax policies and a balanced fiscal plan are foundations for a strong Alaska

February 24th 3:47 am

Alaska is at a tipping point and Alaskans have a choice to make: Either keep Alaska competitive and fix our fiscal crisis or continue down a path that ends in a failed economy. We are co-chairs of the KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition, a broad-based group of [...]

Opinion: Rearden's message offers wisdom about salmon protection, resource development

February 24th 3:46 am

In much of rural Alaska, Elders are honored for their lifetime of knowledge. Most of the time, however, that knowledge is shared only with a circle of people directly around these Elders. So when an Elder passes who is also a writer, it is an opportunity to [...]

Opinion: Water not always water in Prince William Sound

February 24th 3:45 am

Drills and exercises in heavy weather for tugs and crew would alleviate concerns The United Nations estimates there are 3 million shipwrecks at the bottom of the world's oceans. One of these, the cargo ship El Faro, sank during a hurricane near the Bahamas [...]

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Coast Guard has few clues in mystery of lost crab boat

February 24th 10:52 pm

With the Coast Guard search for the fishing vessel Destination suspended, the focus is now turning to solving the mystery of what happened to the 95-foot Bering Sea crabbing boat and its six crew members. Investigators trying to determine what caused the [...]

Borough postpones decision on tourism taxes, fees

February 24th 10:54 pm

Changes to local taxes won't come into play for Lake and Peninsula Borough tourism businesses until at least June 2018. The borough assembly agreed unanimously Feb. 21 to postpone action on changing some tourism-related taxes and fees until a future meeting.

Dillingham sixth-graders battle it out at annual spelling bee

February 24th 11:02 pm

For a dozen rounds, Dillingham sixth-graders Ryan Berkoski and Rosie Wauneka-Yellowhorse matched each other word for word, correctly spelling each challenge that pronouncer Kim Piazza could send their way at the 2017 spelling bee. On stage at Dillingham [...]

Report says Pebble doesn't pencil out

February 24th 11:02 pm

Political winds may indicate smoother sailing for a major proposed mine project in Bristol Bay, but new legal and financial hurdles may continue to stymie the project. In mid-February, an East Coast investment company released a report that said it didn't [...]

Strategic planning coordinator to conduct community sessions

February 24th 10:53 pm

The Strategic Planning Coordinator (SPC) will travel to Anchorage for one full day of training, and will then travel to each village in their grouping to conduct strategic planning sessions.  The SPC will then write up the strategic plan for the village.  [...]

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