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Listicle: The Murkowski earmarks proposed for Alaska

August 02, 2022

“Alaskans have asked for my help in addressing workforce shortages, food insecurity, and lack of housing. To support Anchorage’s police force, the Alaska State Troopers, and the readiness of our military. To enable the expansion of the port in Dutch Harbor, a significant study of the proposed

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Man missing after going out in a skiff on Lake Iliamna on Sunday

July 20, 2022

Jeremy Davis and another man planned to travel across the lake from Igiugig to Newhalen.

Austin McDaniel, the information officer for the state Department of Public Safety, said a concerned Igiugig resident notified the Troopers that the men had left in the skiff around 9 p.m.


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Historic sailboat begins voyage to Naknek

July 07, 2022

LaRece Egli, the director of the Bristol Bay Historical Society Museum in Naknek said almost immediately thereafter, sailing was made obsolete for the fishery.

“I think it’s literally down to 50 or 46 boats or something like that in 1954 and then they just disappear,” she said.


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COVID case count increases in Bristol Bay

July 04, 2022

“Since Wednesday (June 22) of last week, we've identified 121 cases in-clinic,” she said.“In that timeframe, we did 591 tests – so about a 20% positivity rate that we're seeing right now. And those are just the ones we know of.”

That number doesn’t include folks who tested positive at home

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EPA Announces Revised 404(c) Proposed Determination

June 26, 2022

If finalized, EPA’s Section 404(c) determination would help protect the Bristol Bay watershed’s rivers, streams, and wetlands that support the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and a subsistence-based way of life that has sustained Alaska Native communities for millennia.

Nominations for Assembly & School Board Open

June 06, 2022

Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly and School Board Nominations Open June 6, 2022.

Notice is hereby given that on October 4, 2022, the General Election of the Lake and Peninsula Borough will be held in accordance with AS 29.26.040, for the purpose of electing the following

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Fire Danger in LPB

June 06, 2022



June 6, 2022

Dry weather and dry grass have produced extreme fire danger and potential for wildfires in all of Lake and Peninsula Borough. Residents, visitors, and workers

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Econ 919 - Divvying up Disaster Dollars

May 29, 2022

Fishermen and their coastal communities had to fight hard for those disaster declarations. Now, they’re helping to decide how managers should split the funds, including $9.4 million for Cook Inlet fishermen. The money is to make up for the losses from the 2018 upper Cook Inlet set-net fisheries

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EPA Moves Once More to Protect Bristol Bay

May 25, 2022

Fishing and environmental groups hope the Biden administration’s move will be fatal to the proposed Pebble Mine, and end more than 20 years of debate over protecting the world’s most productive sockeye salmon habitat from the effects of mining for gold, copper and other metals.

“The Bristol

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A tasty tax benefit for processors

May 19, 2022

The state previously had a tax credit for investments in equipment used to produce value-added salmon and herring products, but that credit expired after 2020.

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Governor Dunleavy Demands Federal Recognition of State Owned Lands

April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 (Anchorage) — Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced a lawsuit that asks the courts to recognize the State’s ownership to submerged lands within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, an ownership granted at Statehood but not yet fully recognized by

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Chasing "The Blob", The Aftermath of a Marine Eco-Monster

April 15, 2022

A blob menaced the Gulf of Alaska in recent years, and the marine ecosystem has yet to fully recover. The Blob is what researchers called the warm water anomaly that persisted in the region from 2014 to 2016. The event was followed by several smaller warm water anomalies in subsequent years.

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Five People Survive Plane Crash Near Iliamna

March 06, 2022

All five survived the initial impact, and are receiving medical care at Anchorage area hospitals. One person is in serious condition, one is in fair condition, and three are in stable condition, troopers said in an update Sunday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. on Saturday, troopers received notice

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Development Permit for a New Store in Newhalen

February 01, 2022

On February 1, 2022 the Planning Commission for the Lake and Peninsula Borough reviewed a development permit at an online meeting. The permit was from the Newhalen Tribal Council to build a store on an existing lot. Newhalen currently does not have a store and residents shop in Iliamna. Joanne

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8.2 Earthquake

The State of Alaska deployed an interagency damage assessment team of borough and state officials to the Alaska Peninsula Monday following the magnitude 8.2

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