Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 2 2015

first_imgCross-Border Salmon Dispute Puts A Damper on Summer Troll OpenerRachel Waldholz, KCAW – SitkaHarbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season.Bristol Bay Sockeye: A Run on the Brink?David Bedinger, KDLG – DillinghamAlaska’s largest sockeye salmon fishery was predicted to have a near-record return this summer, but so far the reds have only trickled into Bristol Bay’s rivers.Berkowitz Emphasizes New Tone for a New Anchorage in Inaugural AddressZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageYesterday, Ethan Berkowitz formally became the new Mayor of Anchorage.Anchorage’s 2014-2015 Snowfall Levels Lowest on RecordJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageAs July begins and the National Weather Service resets their annual snowfall totals to zero, it’s official — Anchorage’s snowfall levels last winter are the lowest on record.Alaska’s Shoreline Erosion Rate Among Highest WorldwideLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageA new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds that Alaska’s northern coast has some of the highest rates of erosion in the world. Parasite Plagues Some Yukon KingsLaura Kraegel, KNOM – NomeAs salmon swim up the Yukon River, subsistence fishermen continue to express frustration about gear restrictions, closures, and — now — potentially infected fish.Hjalmar “Ofi” Olson, Bristol Bay elder, dies at 75David Bedinger, KDLG – DillinghamBristol Bay elder Hjalmar “Ofi” Olson passed away at an Anchorage hospital late Wednesday, according to family friends. Olson, who had been battling kidney failure for weeks, was 75.Sea Shanties, Scurvy, and a Sailboat Regatta Without WindShady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerThe 19th annual Land’s End Regatta ended the way a sailboat race shouldn’t- it was called on the second day for lack of wind. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img

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