Jim Douglas of the Cooperative Extension Service has some helpful hints about end-of-season gardening chores. He also warns against sticking items into a compost pile this late in the season becuase it may not get hot enough to allow decompose materials. First, he starts with lawn care and how to get rid of that moss.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.