Tag Archives: Louise stutes

House Bill Offers Protection for Salmon Habitats

Stutes sit far left. Mitch Borden/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Legislators spoke with the public at a community forum Thursday. The idea for the event started with Kodiak representative Louise Stutes, and she also participated in the panel. One of the topics she brought up was HB 199, a bill she’s representing in front of the House. The piece of legislation would ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Wild Salmon Legacy Act

On today’s Talk of the Rock, Representative Louise Stutes talks about her bill, HB 199, also known as the Wild Salmon Legacy Act. It strives to strengthen the protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process and clearer permitting guidelines. Also joining are fisherman Brent Watkins and Trout Unlimited representative Sam Snyder. Later, host Kayla ... Read More »

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

Bill to Offer Protection to Salmon Habitats Through Stricter Permitting Process

Valerie Brown (lerft) and Melanie Brown speak to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A bill introduced earlier this week could strengthen the legal protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process. Representatives from the Stand for Salmon coalition, which is working toward better legal guardianship of natural resources, spoke at ComFish yesterday. Salmon ... Read More »

Details on Relief Funds for Pink Salmon Disaster Declaration Still Foggy

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon season in the Gulf of Alaska was recently declared a fishery disaster, and Representative Louise Stutes stood behind the declaration when local governments were writing to Governor Bill Walker to send it through to the federal government. The declaration puts communities in line to receive relief funds, but congress needs to approve the granting process, ... Read More »

State Certifies General Election Results

The State of Alaska has made the November 8th General Election results official. The certification Wednesday did not change the results in any of the races Kodiak residents voted on. Representative Louise Stutes is still returning to Juneau, even though her strongest challenger, Duncan Fields picked up six more votes since last week. The final vote totals for local races: ... Read More »

Rep. Stutes to Serve as Whip in New Bipartisan House Majority


Kodiak District 32 incumbent Representative Louise Stutes, a Republican, will once again serve in the House Legislative Majority when she returns to Juneau in January. But it will be a very different Majority than the one that adjourned last session. Out is long-time Republican House Speaker Mike Chenault of Nikiski, and in his place will be installed Representative Bryce Edgmon ... Read More »

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