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AlexAnna Salmon

‘Back to the Future’: Sustainability Summit keynote centers traditional knowledge as a way forward

Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit keynote speaker Igiugig Village Council President AlexAnna Salmon made her vision of the region's future clear.
a map near Pedro Bay

Pedro Bay deal blocked Pebble before EPA’s veto, but still protects salmon habitat

Late last year, the Pedro Bay Corporation closed a $20 million deal that blocked the Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed transport route.
Nushagak sockeye salmon

Board of Fish limits sockeye fishing to conserve Nushagak kings

The Board of Fisheries has approved an action plan to help conserve the Nushagak River’s sharply declined king salmon runs.
a mine permit map

A month after the EPA’s decision against Pebble, another mining company wants to explore nearby

Washington-based Stuy Mines has applied for a hardrock exploration permit along Kaskanak Creek, southwest of the Pebble deposit.
Port Alsworth

1 dead, 1 critically hurt in snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth

A Sunday snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth left one person dead and another in critical condition, according to Alaska State Troopers.
a planned parenthood building

Rural Alaskans will be disproportionately affected by abortion pill lawsuit, say doctors and advocates

Abortion is legal in Alaska, but doctors and advocates say it is not equitable or accessible because of the state’s geography and large rural population.
Mike Dunleavy

Dunleavy says he will sue over EPA’s veto of Pebble Mine

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s going to pursue legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency’s veto of the Pebble Mine.
small bodies of water dot the tundra

EPA stops Alaska’s Pebble mine with rarely used power

The decision caps a decades-long battle over a region that is home to both the world’s largest wild salmon run and one of the world’s largest deposits of copper and gold.
a woman

Bristol Bay braces for EPA’s final decision on the proposed Pebble mine

If the EPA finalizes a ban on mining activities at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine at the end of the month, it would effectively kill the mine.
Igiugig sign

BBNC offers free online Yup’ik, Alutiiq and Dena’ina classes

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is offering free Dena'ina and Yugtun, or Yup'ik, online language classes through early February.
a man surrounded by cameras and phones

Alaska’s former House speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon on current disorganization: ‘We just don’t know’

Former state House speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon said this will be the third legislative cycle the House begins without an organized majority.

GCI service restored after Sunday outage affected 911 calls across Alaska

Police in Anchorage, Palmer and Soldotna said that the outage had prevented GCI and Verizon customers from directly calling 911.
Tuklung River fire

‘The most extreme of all the extremes’: What’s behind Bristol Bay’s record-breaking fire season

Last year was Bristol Bay's largest wildfire season on record, as fires in the region trend larger and more numerous amid a warming climate.
a man opens a refrigerator door in the dairy aisle at a grocery store

Bird flu in Washington cracks Alaska’s egg supply chain

Alaskans are posting photos on social media of empty shelves and trying to crowdsource where they can buy eggs. Meanwhile, prices are spiking.
an Alaska Airlines jet

Alaska Airlines’ Dillingham flights resume after de-icing gear repairs

Alaska Airlines’ Dillingham route is back on track after it canceled flights on Monday and Tuesday due to broken de-icing equipment.
girls wrestling

After fighting for their place on the mat, Bristol Bay girls are winning wrestling titles

Eighteen-year-old team captain Kiley Clouse has become Dillingham’s first statewide girls wrestling champion. And Aileen Lester of Newhalen has won her third state title.
Alaska Board of Fisheries

Board of Fisheries delays decision on how to manage faltering Nushagak king salmon runs

The board voted unanimously to postpone action on three proposals to modify the longstanding Nushagak king salmon management plan.
the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Board of Fisheries to consider 15 options to protect Bristol Bay’s Nushagak king salmon runs

At this week's statewide Bristol Bay finfish meeting, the Board of Fisheries will decide on an action plan to address the struggling Nushagak king salmon run.
Dillingham school students

‘We felt accomplished’: Dillingham students celebrate name change for local creek

Alora Wassily, Trista Wassily and Harmony Larson had worked to change a local creek’s racist name since 2021 — long before federal officials did so.