Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 6 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowRemains of two people missing in Marmot Bay found and identifiedKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe remains of the two people missing in Marmot Bay have been located.Fatal December plane crash ruled a suicideTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelLast December, Mark and Cecilia Matter lost their lives when their red plane crashed into Marvel Dome, a snow-covered mountain near the family’s mine. Authorities now consider the Aniak couple’s death to be a suicide.Despite ongoing special session, legislators yet to return to Juneau in two weeksAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauIt’s been two weeks since most state lawmakers left Juneau after passing the operating budget. But the Legislature’s special session hasn’t ended. And while senators plan to return on July 10, it’s not clear whether the Senate and House will reach any agreements before the session ends on July 15.Hollis French appointed to head Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation CommissionElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker has appointed Hollis French to lead a state agency that oversees oil and gas production and enforces industry safety rules.Alaska wildfires aren’t heating up this yearDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIt’s been a slow wildfire season so far. As of July 6, just over 200,000 acres have burned from 273 different fires.Wrangell contract talks end, strike may resumeEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauWrangell officials have pulled out of contact talks with the union representing municipal workers.What enviros won by losing the pipeline battleLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.With the pipeline turning 40, a look back at how Big Green fought Big Oil, how that fight transformed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and why Congress ever agreed to it.Free Tlingit workbook part of language revitalizationCarter Barrett, KTOO – JuneauSealaska Heritage Institute recently published the “Beginning Tlingit Workbook.” It is part of the ongoing effort to revitalize Tlingit language.Summer SE Dungeness crab season shortened by three weeksNora Saks, KFSK – PetersburgThe summer season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will be three weeks shorter than usual, closing on July 25th.In Sitka: A mobile plant built to chill out the Bristol Bay fisheryRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaAlaska’s Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is intense, lucrative — and also remote. Much of the fish landed there is frozen whole and shipped long distances for secondary processing. Although the product is famous, there are some who think the quality could be improved. In Sitka, a pair of entrepreneurs is betting $2 million that they can deliver a better Bristol Bay sockeye. Meet Northline Seafoods.last_img

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