The 5th of May 1862, commemorates the young Mexican militia victory over the imposing French army at the Battle of Puebla which fostered sense of national pride against European imperialism. Gavin and Wyatt look to a Mexican flag to unite in herding duties while John looks to his Spanish dictionary to help in selecting alternative-rock songs from south of the border. We invite you to join a Cinco De Mayo commemoration on Crosscurrents, 5/5 at 8 a.m.
- 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.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.