Comment period on halibut plan extended

The public has an additional two weeks to share their views on a proposed halibut catch sharing plan that would affect guided sport and commercial fisheries in Southeast and the Gulf of Alaska.

After receiving numerous requests, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration extended the deadline to Monday, August 26 to accommodate fishermen who might be in the middle of fishing season and therefore unable to comment.

The plan can be reviewed here:


Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history

BETHEL — An Alaska nonprofit organization is encouraging residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to share stories about the region’s rich history as it works to ensure future generations have access to knowledge about the Yupik culture.

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Fairbanks grand jury indicts 4 in theft of heavy safe

FAIRBANKS — Four people suspected of stealing a loaded 500-pound safe from a home in North Pole have been indicted on felony burglary and theft charges.

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