Akiak Native Community IRA Council issued a banishment order for Jacques Anthony Cooper, who they a former Village Police Officer they accuse of bootlegging. He denies the allegations, says tribe turned against him on account of his law enforcement work.
The only air carrier for the Pribilof Islands is asking for financial support to keep its remote market afloat. PenAir has requested the U.S. Department of Transportation subsidize flights to St. Paul and St. George Islands, which are guaranteed Essential Air Service.
Joshua G. Rivera, 38, was caught with 12.5 grams, $19,000 cash in January, 2016. He reached a plea deal Tuesday, agreeing to six year jail term. Rivera complained that jail is a hard place for an addict to recover.
The Dental Health Aide Therapist program is now a fixture of oral care in much of rural Alaska, including Bristol Bay. A new study conducted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta suggests that the program is improving dental health.
A delegation from BBHLT will travel to Australia in September to present the organization's work before a panel of judges for the the Theiss International Riverprize. BBHLT was nominated for the award for its work protecting salmon and wildlife habitat on the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers.
No one has gotten an accurate count of blue king crab in the Pribilofs since the population crashed hard in the 1980s. This summer, a marine biologist is trying to change that, with the species’ first in-depth study in more than 30 years. His ultimate goal: Determine if blue crab can make a comeback — or if it’s gone for good.
Clark's Point School will reopen on August 21. It has been closed for five years because it did not meet the 10-student minimum enrollment set by the state. Thirteen students are registered for this school year.
So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports.
How a custom processor for a group of Bristol Bay drift boats ran late and ran out of money in 2017. The owner went broke, the fishermen lost their market, the crew was never paid, and for some ten days the troubled vessel and crew languished against their will in the Nushagak River. Liens piled up on the 130,000 lbs of frozen sockeye onboard as the captain steamed to Dutch Harbor for repairs.