ANCHORAGE - Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.Only boats representing a tiny fraction of the total harvest will be heading out into the Bering Sea. For that community development program, quotas are assigned by the state, with only seven vessels signed up to fish as of Tuesday.
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska red king crab fishery that's featured on the popular reality show, "Deadliest Catch," faces an uncertain start because of the federal government's partial shutdown, and a late opening could have costly implications in Japan.
Editor's note: Due to incorrect information provided to the Clarion, Molly K. Watkins, first place winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 and the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program, name was misspelled.
For someone who's only been part of the Kenai chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for three years, being named Elk of the Year for your lodge is a huge achievement. But Mike Henry was not only named Kenai Elk of the Year on May 21, he also was named Alaska Elk of the Year.
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