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Courtesy of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council

 

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council often flies under the radar, meeting in dimly lit conference rooms and delving into technical questions about fish stocks and ecosystems. But it has a hugely important job: conservation of species and managing offshore fisheries for species like cod, pollock and crab, which are huge economic drivers for coastal communities on the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.  

 

Courtesy of USAFV

 

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence is in the midst of hosting its annual Soup-Off event. Most local events have been reformatted over the past year due to COVID-19. The Soup-Off is no exception, as it was cancelled last year, at the start of the pandemic, and is now being held virtually to accommodate public health mandates meant to curb the spread of the virus.

 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

 

An Oregon man accused of distributing drugs after a series of overdoses in Unalaska in 2019 has died in prison.

 

Federal inmate Chopper Ellingsworth was pronounced dead at the Anchorage Correctional Complex last week, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Corrections. His death is the second death to take place in DOC custody this year.

 

Hope McKenney/KUCB

St. Paul has implemented a two-week "hunker down" order after officials confirmed the island's first case of COVID-19 Wednesday — more than a year after the pandemic arrived in the state. 

An essential worker tested positive Wednesday in the small community of 371 residents in the Pribilof Islands, according to City Manager Phil Zavadil. There are an additional 300 seasonal workers and contractors on the island as well. 

Givey Kochanowski / U.S. Department of Energy

Ounalashka Corp./Chena Power, LLC (OCCP) will have an extra year to obtain funding for their geothermal power project at Makushin Volcano. 

The Unalaska City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of pushing the deadline to June of next year at a special meeting Tuesday night.

"The proposed amendment shifts some of the deadlines, but really does not change the underlying agreement," said City Manager Erin Reinders.

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