Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO

Newscast – Friday, September 18, 2020

In this newscast: It’s been four months since Alaska communities started receiving money from the state’s share of federal COVID-19 relief but one in four communities haven’t claimed the money yet; Alaskans living in the tiny village of Hyder are chafing against Canada’s border rules that restrict travel to much of the outside world; Race officials say the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is still on. 61 mushers have already signed up for the 1,000 mile competition. 

Newscast – Thursday, September 17, 2020

In this newscast: The developers of the proposed Pebble Mine aired an ad on Fox News last night, and it seems to have hit home with one viewer in the White House; While commercial salmon fisheries in Southeast are looking to be a bust this year, that’s not the case for the Dungeness crab; The brand new village of Mertarvik is one step closer to having a commercial runway; Selling or giving away Alaska’s state-run ferry fleet is not a viable option; Shell Offshore Inc. has submitted plans to drill for oil in state waters off the North Slope.

Newscast – Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In this newscast: Enrollment is down at the University of Alaska Southeast but not as much as university officials were expecting; This summer is shaping up to be one of the worst ever in recent memory for bears in Juneau; The U.S. Forest Service wants a do-over for an old growth timber sale that was halted by a federal court; Residents in Ketchikan woke up to hazy skies as a result of smoke from wildfires burning in the Lower 48.

Newscast – Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In this newscast: Six years after his death, Tlingit photographer Cyril George’s family donated a vast photo collection with the goal of making them available to the public; The debate over a permanent home for Juneau’s cold weather shelter was put to rest last night when the Assembly rejected all of the proposals for new locations; It looks like there’s a growing cottage industry for private tutoring in Juneau. One woman shared some insights about her new tutoring gig.

Newscast – Monday, September 14, 2020

In this newscast: Bars in Juneau closed for indoor service on Saturday following a spike in residents testing positive for COVID-19; Petersburg Borough assembly is considering writing an opinion on a draft senate bill that would give federal land to five Southeast communities; Over the weekend, teams scoured the scorched earth at the Kodiak Pacific Spaceport to recover what’s left Astra’s 3.1 rocket; Anchorage will receive federal support to aid in the suppression of the coronavirus outbreak among its homeless population.

Newscast – Friday, September 11, 2020

In this newscast: Juneau public health officials reported Friday that another four people linked to bar activity tested positive for COVID-19; The first tenants began moving into the new wing of Juneau’s Housing First facility this week; The Southeast Alaska community of Angoon has extended its emergency travel order until further notice; A muskox was recently spotted in the Bristol Bay village of Manokotak.

Newscast – Thursday, September 10, 2020

In this newscast: Juneau is holding a pop-up testing event this weekend at Centennial Hall for people who have visited bars recently; As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Northwest Arctic Borough, local stakeholders remain concerned over a steady rise in positive cases; Vision Maker Media’s First Indigenous Online Film Festival is showcasing three films focused on stories about Alaska Native and First Nations history; The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Wednesday that it plans to study the environmental impacts of a potential lease sale in the Cook Inlet.

Newscast – Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau is trying to decide where to put its cold weather shelter, but the people staying there have been mostly absent from the conversation; There are a lot of downsides to the kind of heavy, prolonged rainfall in Southeast Alaska this summer but it did have some silver linings; Juneau emergency management officials say they’re considering escalating the community’s risk status following a new cluster of COVID-19 cases.