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Articles from the June 26, 2013 edition

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 By Tony Gorman    Main News    June 26, 2013

Dipnetters happy after slow season start

The dipnet fishery in the Chitina Sub-district is thriving despite a slow start to the season. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, ADF&G, waters are still high in the area, but appear to be going down. Hot temperatures and melting...

 By Tony Gorman    Main News    June 26, 2013

Harbormaster resigns after three months on job

For the second time this year, the City of Valdez is looking to hire a new harbormaster. Last Friday, Robert Trextor abruptly resigned from the post after only three months on the job of overseeing th...


Fishing is fine with weather to match

With bluebird skies and record high temperatures, the Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in shack was busy with fish on the scales and anglers happy to hang out in the sunshine after returning to port....

 By Tony Gorman    Main News    June 26, 2013

Wilderness race sees Valdez contestants

Valdez Police officers Kalin King and Chris Shumate were looking for excitement this summer and decided to compete in an adventure race. As they were looking around Alaska for challenging events, they considered competing in the Yukon River Quest; a...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    June 26, 2013

Tiny barbarians at the gate:

Mosquitoes and black flies, now stirring after a long winter, have probably helped assure that most of Alaska remains unpopulated, says an expert on those creatures. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the far north — in Canada, Siberia, and...


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