“Old Man And The Sea” author, Ernest Hemingway, was born July 21st 1899, and would later receive the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel literary medal. Gavin and Wyatt are ready to climb on board the KRNN boat with the “old man” before he “goes out to sea.” Do not worry about sharks as you join John when he goes out to “fish” for Hemingway birthday tunes on Crosscurrents, 7/21.
- 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.