Despite a delay to allow more time for the public to weigh in on a staff report and the comments its generated, competing petitions to annex parts of the Nushagak fishing district should be considered this fall.
After combing through data from the Aleutian Islands, a scientist has discovered an unexpected relationship between plankton and pink salmon. Although plankton might seem like an ecological afterthought, biological oceanographer Sonia Batten disagrees. She calls them the most important organisms in the ocean.
From Port Alsworth to Perryville and from Koliganek to Togiak, 1474 students in public schools around Bristol Bay are back in classrooms. No schools closed this year, and for some, enrollment is up a bit.
Storage tanks at the post office site in Iliamna. Soil issues at the Katmai National Park Headquarters. A tank farm in Newhalen. Those are just a few of the nearly 1,000 sites considered contaminated that were transferred from federal entities to Alaska Native Corporations.