The state will limit caribou hunting in the eastern Interior, along the Taylor and Top of the World Highways. An Alaska Department of Fish and Game announcement says the no-hunt corridor prohibits harvest of caribou within a hundred feet along both sides of the road during a state hunt for Forty Mile caribou, which opens August 29.
It’s still largely a Lower 48 problem, but being bitten by a tick can have serious health consequences. There’s Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease, both of which can cause long-lasting organ, joint and neurological problems, which in some cases can be fatal.
Skagway’s longtime police chief is working without state certification. The council that oversees those accreditations revoked Ray Leggett’s certification because, it says, there is substantial doubt that he has “good moral character.” Leggett calls the decision a “miscarriage of justice.”
Petersburg’s borough Assembly continued a discussion Monday about adding some parking space at the state-owned Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport. Short almost half its members, the Assembly made no decision on that ongoing topic. They also decided to wait on another discussion.
Gov. Bill Walker came to Alaska’s First City on Saturday to experience this year’s sun-filled Blueberry Arts Festival. He is attending fairs and festivals around Alaska in place of scheduling the governor’s picnics that have been traditional for the past few years.