salmon http://knba.org en 6/19/14 KNBA News - Kuskokwim River fishing closures prompt fears of conflict, civil disobedience http://knba.org/post/61914-knba-news-kuskokwim-river-fishing-closures-prompt-fears-conflict-civil-disobedience <p>Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during&nbsp;the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.</p><p>A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12561 at http://knba.org 5/30/14 KNBA News - Light rain slows the spread of the 300 square-mile Funny River wildfire http://knba.org/post/53014-knba-news-light-rain-slows-spread-300-square-mile-funny-river-wildfire <p>The Funny River wildfire is now 46% contained, meaning fire breaks that flames likely cannot&nbsp;cross surround nearly half the fire.</p><p>Alaska Congressman Don Young amended the Maguson-Stevens Act as it moved through the U.S. Natural Resources Committee,to allow subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.</p><p>The board of directors of the regional Native corporation Sealaska named Anthony Mallott as president and CEO. He's the son of former CEO and long-time board member Byron Mallott, who's running for Governor.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:07:50 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11812 at http://knba.org 5/14/14 State gets taken to court over indecipherable translations of 2010 ballots into Yup'ik http://knba.org/post/51414-state-gets-taken-court-over-indecipherable-translations-2010-ballots-yupik <p>A trial is scheduled for next month in a case alleging failure by the state to provide accurate translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.</p><p>A short subsistence opening is scheduled for the Kuskokwim River, where returns of spawning king salmon was the lowest on record last year.</p><p>Likewise on the Yukon River, returns are expected to be even lower than last year, which were the lowest on record. Commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries on the&nbsp;entire Yukon River drainage area will be closed.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 04:21:24 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11203 at http://knba.org 5/13/14 KNBA News - Some 15,000 state employees don't get paid, due to bank error http://knba.org/post/51314-knba-news-some-15000-state-employees-dont-get-paid-due-bank-error <p>U.S. Bank says state employee payroll direct deposits should be complete this morning, and it will cover related banking fees.</p><p>An international network&nbsp;meets in Anchorage to discuss mining projects in Canada, Alaska, and on Indian reservations.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:59:05 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11158 at http://knba.org 2/27/14 KNBA News - Marijuana, state minimum wage to appear on ballot in August http://knba.org/post/22714-knba-news-marijuana-state-minimum-wage-appear-ballot-august <p>Initiatives to regulate marijuana like alcohol, and to raise the state minimum wage, will be on August ballot.</p><p>Anchorage, Fairbanks, are on a short list for stationing of its new U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jets.</p><p>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sending $21 million&nbsp;for Alaska fishery disasters.</p><p>Trail conditions are fair for the seventy mushers&nbsp;signed up for the Iditarod Sled-dog Race kicking off this weekend.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:52:28 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 8370 at http://knba.org