Near midnight on April 14, 1860, the first mail bag was delivered by the Pony Express to San Francisco from Missouri after ten days gallop. The rider and his pony are chased by Gavin and Wyatt away from the express post as John and his playlist gather in the studio for broadcast. Even if you are not a pony rider, you can join the Pony Express celebration by being a radio listener to Crosscurrents, 4/14 at 8 a.m.
- 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.