It was a historic year for the Chilkat Indian village of Klukwan. After more than a decade of work, the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center opened its doors in May. The center tells the still-evolving story of the Chilkat people and also houses some of the world’s most admired works of Northwest Coast Art, the Whale House Collection.
Petersburg’s borough assembly on Monday advanced the rezoning of a controversial piece of borough property on Sandy Beach Road in Petersburg and decided against a driveway easement on the parcel for a neighboring land owner.
North Slope government and history is now part of high school graduation requirements for all North Slope Borough schools. The borough school board passed a new policy this month making the curriculum change mandatory for students, effectively beginning with freshmen who start in 2017.
The city of Bethel is taking a look at ending its public transportation program because low ridership and high expenses. However, the bus system serves some of Bethel’s most marginalized communities, who depend on it for basic needs.
Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.