Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO

Newscast — Thursday, March 4, 2021

In this newscast: Petersburg is among the top hotspots for COVID-19 cases in the country, according to the New York Times; The National Transportation Safety Board has opened up an investigation into the disappearance of the helicopter piloted by former tribal health executive Andy Teuber; Sealaska Heritage Institute and the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus have settled a lawsuit over a coat the company sold; Alaska is preparing for its first elections under a new system green-lit by voters last year; Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory have raised the alert level after a small explosion was recorded at a remote volcano. 

Newscast — Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In this newscast: The avalanche danger has gone down, from extreme to considerable, in downtown Juneau this week; An important part of tackling climate change is understanding how carbon moves through different ecosystems; Indigenous people across the country continue to confront the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons epidemic.

Newscast — Tuesday, March 2, 2021

In this newscast: For the first time in over a week Petersburg’s active COVID-19 case count dropped Monday; An unfolding outbreak in Cordova, the Prince William Sound fishing town of 2,000, is a cautionary tale about what happens when residents don’t follow mitigation guidelines; A new musical project led by Nicholas Galanin has signed with legendary SubPop records; Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has declined to reappoint Loren Jones of Juneau to the board the regulates the state’s legal marijuana industry; Alaska and Canadian officials in British Columbia have announced they have completed and will not continue data collection on three transboundary watersheds.

Newscast — Monday, March 1, 2021

In this newscast: Over the weekend, Juneau city officials warned of the potential for historic avalanches, prompting a voluntary evacuation of one downtown neighborhood; A dime-sized fragment of dog bone — more than ten-thousand years old — has given researchers new clues about how domesticated dogs first made their way to the Americas; Two close contacts of state Representative Mike Cronk and two other legislative staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Cronk tested positive on Wednesday.

Newscast — Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

In this newscast: Avalanche forecasters are warning of increasing danger in downtown Juneau and the surrounding backcountry; Juneau residents found out this week that their local electric utility will not cover damage caused by an unusual power surge in November; Matanuska-Susitna Borough submitted a bid to host the 2024 Arctic Winter Games.

Newscast — Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

In this newscast: Schools in Juneau are a little safer now that all teachers and staff in the district are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19; Hospital employees at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage are stepping in to fill the void to hold some of the hospital’s sickest newborns; The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to finalize the sale of its fast ferries to an overseas bidder; U.S. Rep. Don Young introduced legislation that aims to allow large cruise ships to return to Alaska this summer.

Newscast — Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

In this newscast: Hospital workers began processing COVID-19 tests locally in Juneau on Tuesday; Many Petersburg residents are rallying behind a family left homeless after a Feb. 15 fire destroyed their Scow Bay rental; Petersburg’s COVID cases continue to climb from an outbreak that appears to have begun last week; Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is suffering from what his office is calling mild symptoms.

Newscast — Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

In this newscast: The president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Andy Teuber has resigned; Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka ceelbrated Gil Truitt Day today and will honor the Tlingit elder and local historian this evening with a plaque dedication and tribute; Some Alaska communities have had no COVID-19 cases through the whole pandemic and have vaccinated enough people to be close to reaching herd immunity; Trident Seafoods’ huge processing plant on the remote Aleutian island of Akutan reopened Friday after nearly a month-long COVID-19 closure.