Local First News (News of the North)

The search for Christiana Watt, a 48-year-old Ketchikan resident, came to a tragic end. After being reported missing and extensive search efforts, her body was found in Ward Lake.

 Democratic Representative Mary Peltola is gearing up for a tough reelection campaign, focusing on fish conservation to connect with Alaskans amidst strong support for former President Donald Trump.

Alaska's commercial fishing industry is facing significant challenges. Black cod prices have dropped, and fishermen are struggling with competition from Russian fish, inflation, and high borrowing costs. Some fishermen are looking for alternative careers, while others remain hopeful with new processing methods on the horizon.

The Department of Fish and Game has announced new king salmon fishing closures in key hatchery areas to protect broodstock for future production. These closures will not impact this year’s Salmon Derby, and fishing in Lena Cove remains open.

Thunderstorms on Sunday triggered thousands of lightning strikes across Alaska, igniting several new wildfires and adding to the state’s growing fire count. Firefighters are working to contain these blazes as the weather remains hot and dry.

Juneau Animal Rescue is working towards building a new facility to provide a better environment for the animals in their care. They are seeking community assistance for finding a location, expertise, and funds.

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In the heart of Juneau and across Southeast Alaska, Local First News stands as the leading source of news and information. Dedicated to bringing you the most current and impactful stories, we delve deep into the events that shape our communities. From breaking news in Juneau to transformative developments across Southeast Alaska, our commitment is to keep you informed with precise and timely details.

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