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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska
An earthquake hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on the night of Oct. 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska
A 4.5 earthquake shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy USGS)
Alaska Native Female Police Officer Sues Police Department Where She is Employed
SITKA, Alaska— Mary Ferguson, 32, an Alaska Native police officer has filed a lawsuit against her employer, the Sitka Police Department, where she is the only female sworn officer on the police force. The lawsuit filed on Friday, October 12, 2018 alleges she was treated differently because of her ge
Federal funds coming to combat drug trafficking -The Cordova Times
The total of $2.5 million from federal fiscal year 2018 and $2,.5 million for federal fiscal year 2018 will supplement ongoing partnerships statewide to reduce the illicit drug trade, he said.
OTIS takes second shot at blue economy challenges -The Cordova Times
The second annual Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint (OTIS), to run from Oct. 20 until Nov. 15, will be based in Anchorage, with technology to stream gatherings of virtual teams throughout the state, said Meg Prichard, marketing and communications manager for the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative, a p
Alaska Legal services get technology grant -The Cordova Times
Alaska Legal Services Corp. will receive a $169,879 technology initiative grant to update and enhance its electronic referrals system, to aid in communicating with people needing civil legal assistance online.
In Interior Alaska, reinvestment in coal power runs counter to national trend
But in the Interior of Alaska, that picture looks different. Last year, almost 40 percent of the Interior’s electrical generation came from coal, according to a 2018 report by the McDowell Group, and the area is home to the only coal power plant built in the United States since 2015. So why has coal
This week in photos -The Cordova Times
Daybreak gets more colorful at about 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, illuminating the community, with reflections in a big puddle of rainwater, and creating a scene that is almost surreal. (Photo by David Little/for The Cordova Times)
Cordova Ikumat dancers will perform at AFN convention -The Cordova Times
Members of the Cordova Ikumat Dance Group perform during the Ilanka Membership Drive Dinner and Native Fashion Show at the Cordova Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)
Grant aids rural backhaul pilot program -The Cordova Times
A $120,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant will allow a non-profit Anchorage firm to address waste issues in 30 rural off-the-road Alaska Native villages accessible only by summer barge, boat or small aircraft.
Alaska’s salmon hatcheries are economic engines -The Cordova Times
If you haven’t noticed, there’s a big debate a brewing in Southcentral Alaska about fish hatcheries. The Alaska Board of Fisheries is being asked to cap hatchery production of pink salmon in the North Pacific Ocean, the second time they’ve considered this issue this year. While virtually the same nu
Commentary: Invest your vote to protect habitat -The Cordova Times
In the fateful ways of fortune, we are fortunate to still have clean wild salmon habitat, the fortunate harvest of salmon we’ve come to count on, as does the many creatures in the web of life all around us.
Scary reads for scary October -The Cordova Times
Books line the shelves at the Cordova Public Library in the Cordova Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)
Commentary: Level of sexual assault, domestic violence is unacceptable -The Cordova Times
I’ve mourned with my fellow Alaskans, but there is something deeper. As an Alaska Native woman, while I know the statewide statistics are devastating, the reality can be even worse for too many Alaska Native women and rural communities.
Boater rescued 127 miles east-southeast of Cordova -The Cordova Times
Coast Guard officials said the man aboard the fishing vessel Gambler was located by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew, who had been on a training flight in the Cordova area, and dropped a rescue kit that included a VHF-FM radio to allow for communications between them.
Alaska borough spends $2M on cyberattack recovery efforts
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska borough has spent more than $2 million in recovery efforts after a cyberattack paralyzed its computer systems for weeks, officials said.
Snow crab harvest quota gets big boost -The Cordova Times
Abigil Faiivae, a retail sales associate at 10th and M Seafoods in Anchorage, packs fresh crab delivered from King Cove for holiday gifts in December 2015. (Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times)
Klawock harvesters sentenced on tax charges -The Cordova Times
Archie W. Demmert III, 58, and Roseann L. Demmert, 61, were sentenced in federal court in Juneau in early October by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess. As part of their plea agreements, they will pay restitution to the IRS for calendar years charged covering 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
$900,000 grant will aid tribal courts -The Cordova Times
A federal grant of $900,000 will help implement the Civil Diversion Agreement the state has reached with more Alaska tribes, Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth said Oct. 10.
Rescued sea otter pup treated at SeaLife Center -The Cordova Times
The sea otter, whom the SeaLife Center has named “Dixon,” weighed just over eight pounds when he was admitted from Homer on Aug. 9. He also had bacterial infections, anemia and severe intestinal issues, veterinarian Kathy Woodie said.