Alaska has the highest rate of forcible rape in the United States according to the 2015 FBI statistics. Researcher and author Jeremy Braithwaite conducted research on sexual assault in Bristol Bay last year for his dissertation. He returned last week to present that research in Dillingham.
The Pebble Limited Partnership is asking the state to renew the land use permit for its mineral claims northwest of Iliamna. Pebble says it has no immediate plans for further exploration or ground-disturbing activities, but will continue to operate under “care and maintenance” status. Some are questioning just how good of care Pebble is taking at the site.
Bristol Bay Borough School Board President, Michael Swain, is now President-Elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. He will serve in this position for a year before becoming President of the AASB.
Matt Price, 49, was a legendary guide (and character), and staple feature of the bustling fishing scene that hubs out of King Salmon each summer. He died Sunday, days before he was to head south for the winter.