Major changes in the U.S. Postal Service could mean mail bound for the capital city would be sorted in Anchorage. The Postal Service is making changes around the country to reverse a budge deficit of billions of dollars. The post office is reorganizing how it oversees the rural bypass mail program in Alaska, and considering a big change for Juneau.
Annie Feidt has more.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.