The City of Dillingham’s petition to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district has been re-filed with the Local Boundary Commission, starting what may be a yearlong review process.

Dave Bendinger
The $5 million Packer Creek hydroelectric project -- a relatively simple run-of-the-river system -- is now operational and providing power for the village of about 70 residents.Hannah Colton
Rural residents on two parts of the Kuskokwim River will get another chance to fish for salmon Friday afternoon and evening, federal managers announced Thursday.Lisa Demer
A former slave owner and Confederate general propelled to the office of South Carolina governor by a terror campaign no longer will be honored with a Western Alaska census area in his name, according to the governor's office.Lisa Demer
Village residents will get a chance to fish for salmon on a stretch of the Kuskokwim River Monday -- but it will be brief and in a small area.Lisa Demer
Innovative Bethel farmer Tim Meyers is turning permafrost into a vegetable-producing phenomenon, in an area where agriculture has been historically hard to pull off.Lisa Demer
A regulation meant to protect Arctic walruses prohibits simultaneous operation of two drill rigs within 15 miles of each other. That means Shell's Chukchi well sites, which are clustered together, likely won't be drilled simultaneously, an Interior spokeswoman says. Yereth Rosen
A burn ban was lifted Tuesday in many parts of Alaska but remains in place in Anchorage and Western Alaska, the Division of Forestry announced. Laurel Andrews,Zaz Hollander
A recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument was been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts last week when it was named a winner of the 2015 John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in National Park Service Archeology. Jillian Rogers
Sixteen employees at the McGrath forward-operating base are being laid off July 1. The state defends the budget cuts as necessary, but Alaska forestry director Chris Maisch acknowledges that the situation is “not ideal.” Laurel Andrews