It’s been a year: After 12 months, Cordovans reflect on life under COVID

March 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Since then, Cordova has closed, reopened and readjusted too many times to count.

Connecting people to salmon in Alaska, the East Coast and the Midwest during COVID-19

Some fast food restaurants in the Lower 48 have stopped serving hamburgers. Meatpacking plants have shut down. Grocery stores are frequently sold out of flour and rice. But Americans can buy Alaskan seafood directly from the fishermen who caught it — and, in increasing numbers, that’s what they’re doing.

Copper River harvest pace remains slow

More than two weeks into the 2020 Copper River commercial fishery, the pace is still slow, with an estimated 5,751 Chinook, 71,370 sockeye and 1,056 chum salmon delivered to processors by the drift gillnet fleet.

Fish Factor: Alaska halibut gets battered by foreign imports

Sales of Alaska’s most popular seafoods are being hit hard by markets upended by the coronavirus, but perhaps none is getting battered worse than halibut. Along with the big losses in the lucrative restaurant trade, Pacific halibut also is facing headwinds from increasing foreign imports.

Dunleavy: Biden’s vaccine order ‘un-American’

"At a time in which we are called to work together, forced medical procedures run counter to our collective sense of fairness and liberty," Gov. Mike Dunleavy said.

Cordova again reaches 0 active virus cases

As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, all 17 of Cordova’s novel coronavirus cases have recovered, officials announced.

Alaska COVID-19 count climbs to 1,323

Statewide the number of residents infected rose to 1,323, and the number of infected nonresidents to 258. Eighty people have been hospitalized and 588 have recovered, including 17 new recoveries reported on July 9, state health officials said. The death toll remains at 17.

Reinbold, suspended by airline, seeks Senate excusal

Sen. Lora Reinbold requested an excusal from the state Senate until mid-January, citing the challenges of traveling to Juneau from Anchorage after she was suspended from flying on Alaska Airlines earlier this year.

Commentary: Even in a pandemic, it’s not ‘us vs. them’

Isolating ourselves from the coronavirus doesn't have to mean shutting down the fishery, writes Raven Cunningham.

Grants available for struggling artists

Artists struggling financially because of the pandemic are invited to apply for a $1,500 Alaska Arts and Culture Emergency Relief COVID-19 Grant before the June 30 deadline.
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