Thursday, July 25, 2024

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Picks and Pans: The best and worst in the 2021 seafood...

Since 1991 the weekly Fish Factor column has highlighted Alaska’s seafood industry with its annual “Picks and Pans — a no-holds-barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst happenings, and my choice for the year’s biggest fish story.

COVID-19 infections soaring in Alaska as Omicron becomes dominant variant

New cases of the novel coronavirus are soaring in Alaska, with state health officials confirming 2,872 more people testing positive and one additional death between Thursday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Jan. 2, including seven resident cases in the Copper River census area and two in Cordova.

Community Health: Let’s ‘Kick the 19’, Cordova

Participants with “Kick the 19” will meet for 30 minutes to an hour one night a week to talk about successes and challenges, and for a weigh-in. The program is free and will be facilitated by me, Dr. Paul Gloe.

A December Dance Suite takes the stage

Current Rhythms holiday performance, A December Dance Suite, took the stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. Dancers performed to a selection of holiday music from “The Nutcracker” soundtrack.

Murkowski: A tough year, but bipartisanship points the way

"In many ways, 2021, was a difficult year in Washington, D.C.," Sen. Lisa Murkowski writes. "There has been a lot to not be thankful for in 2021. Yet, when Congress did set aside its differences and work together, we made some significant achievements that will deliver benefits for a long time to come."

Reporting from Alaska: The kind of brother anyone would be lucky...

Alaska journalist Dermot Cole reflects on grief and the holidays during his second Christmas without his twin brother, who he describes as a prankster and an angel.

CARES Act funds for fisheries relief mailed

Attention commercial harvesters: your fisheries relief checks are in the mail. Just be patient. That’s the advice of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, which advises that round one of Alaska’s pandemic relief funds for commercial fishermen were mailed the week of Dec. 13, but due to the holiday influx of mail and remote location of many relief check recipients, it may take some time for those checks to reach them.

848 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

Eight hundred and 48 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alaska from Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 27, including one in Cordova and five in the Copper River census area.

COVID case numbers continue to climb

Pandemic infection counts continue to rise, with Alaska remaining on red alert, and federal health officials warning that the nation is likely to see...

18 Alaska Native tribes awarded block grants

Eighteen Alaska Native tribes are among the 49 tribal communities nationally to share in over $52 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants announced in early December to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.