The on-time comment deadline for proposals is Feb. 2. The board will meet at the DMS gym from Feb. 16-23, taking up proposed hunting and trapping regulation changes for Units 9, 10, 11, 13, part of 14, 16, and 17.
Bristol Bay's soon-to-be second offering for regular service to Anchorage is finishing work on terminals in Dillingham and King Salmon, and holding Thursday meet-and-greets with company execs (and the Dash-8 aircraft).
First Quantum Minerals will buy in at $150 million over the next four years, during the permitting phase, and will have the option to become a 50 percent partner with Northern Dynasty for an additional $1.35 billion if the mine goes into production.
Pebble believes BBNC and its shareholders could benefit immensely with in-region contracts and revenue sharing if the mine moves forward. BBNC says it's not interested in working on a project it has openly opposed since 2009.
Citing a Dec. 2016 DUI and alleged car theft, 18 people signed a petition to start a recall of Newhalen council president Henry Olympic last October, but that was short of the threshold to trigger a vote.
King Salmon-based entrepreneur Bob Egli addressed the Bristol Bay borough assembly at its December 4 meeting, telling the members he would like the borough to eventually stop plowing and sanding local businesses for free.
Following two day sentencing hearing, Judge Timothy Burgess took a rare step in handing down a longer sentence than called for in the guidelines, and ordered Floyd Jay Mann of Puyallup, WA, to remand immediately.
ADF&G's Neil Barten made the decision to close the hunt Sunday night at 11:59 p.m., based on what the high level of hunting interest, coupled with good travel conditions, could do to the struggling herd.