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Public Hearing on Ordinance 24-07 re: FY25 Borough Budget

April 22, 2024

The Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on the above referenced ordinance on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 3:00 pm during a regular Assembly meeting at 911 W 8th Ave #101, Anchorage, AK. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend and...

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Public Hearing-CDBG Projects#1

October 06, 2023




The Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing to solicit...

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Salmon Country

May 01, 2023

In rural Alaska, communities are coming together to protect a way of life that revolves around salmon

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USDA announces first-ever grants for Indigenous meat processing

April 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday it would – for the first time – offer grants for harvesting, processing and storing Indigenous meats such as bison, reindeer, moose, elk and salmon, offering a boost to tribes working to improve food sovereignty.

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State of salmon is no rosy picture

April 20, 2023

As wild salmon stocks continue to struggle across Alaska, advances in research are creating a clearer picture of the many factors contributing to lower returns, lowers sizes and lower survivability.

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SBA Loans Available to LPB

March 17, 2023

When a landslide blocked all road access to the community of Lowell Point, just south of Seward, last spring, it hit businesses hard. Now, the deadline is approaching for those businesses to apply for a loan from the Small Business Administration to help offset the economic impacts of the...

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Board of Fish limits sockeye fishing to conserve Nushagak kings

March 14, 2023

The Board of Fisheries has approved an action plan to help conserve the Nushagak River’s king salmon runs, which have declined sharply in recent years even as huge sockeye returns to the district have broken records. The board voted unanimously to adopt a plan that curbs fishing time when larger...

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Alert level raised following Semisopochnoi explosion

August 22, 2022

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that a short-lived explosion of the Semisophochnoi Volcano occurred Sunday afternoon at 1:47 p.m. Webcam images near the volcano show the plume of ash ejecting high into the sky, although satellite imagery showed no visible ash plume. As a result, the...

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Listicle: The Murkowski earmarks proposed for Alaska

August 02, 2022

The Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee recently published the majority’s proposal for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) appropriations bills. As a senior member of the Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, U.S. Senator Lisa...

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Surprise $60 million investment for Pebble

July 28, 2022

n a move that could help it push the Pebble project across the permitting finish line, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed investor for US$60 million over the next two years in exchange for royalties from the gold and silver that would be recovered as a...

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Historic sailboat begins voyage to Naknek

July 07, 2022

For more than 60 years, sailboats dominated Bristol Bay’s commercial fishery. Motorized vessels were illegal. Then, in 1951, the federal government finally allowed motorized fishing vessels in Bristol Bay.

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COVID case count increases in Bristol Bay

July 04, 2022

There has been a sharp uptick of COVID cases in Bristol Bay in mid-June. Between June 22 and 28, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recorded 14 new cases in the Dillingham census area and 77 new cases in the Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula boroughs. But Mary Swain, Executive...

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EPA Announces Revised 404(c) Proposed Determination

June 26, 2022

EPA Region 10 published a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed Determination to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters in the Bristol Bay watershed (South Fork Koktuli River, North Fork Koktuli River, and Upper Talarik Creek watersheds) as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged...

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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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EPA Moves Once More to Protect Bristol Bay

May 25, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has followed through on its promise of Clean Water Act protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, issuing a revised proposal for public comment May 25.

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Opinion: It's time for bold action to protect our fisheries

May 19, 2022

It is hard to imagine life in the Great Land without Alaska’s healthy oceans. Our fisheries feed the world, sustain our unique cultures and communities, and underpin our state’s economy. That is why we need an effective plan to address ocean acidification and safeguard our fisheries for future...

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A tasty tax benefit for processors

May 19, 2022

The Alaska legislative session has concluded, and among the bills that passed is a measure to revive and expand a lucrative tax credit for seafood processors.

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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

The 1958 creature feature The Blob ends (spoiler alert for a movie older than Alaska statehood) with the titular monster frozen in its slimy tracks and airlifted to the North Pole, not dead but at least defeated. “As long as the Arctic stays cold,” quips Steve McQueen’s character. Well, about that….

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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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