Some Alaskans see a possible silver lining in the devastation: A spring and summer in a world-class tourist destination — without the tourists.
Restaurants may not be reliable buyers of Copper River salmon this year, as owners grapple with reduced business amid the coronavirus pandemic.
State officials said they want to work with the dentists, but point to federal guidelines that dentists are at very high risk of being exposed to the virus.
So far, over fifty thousand gallons of oily water have been recovered from Port Valdez from which 590 gallons of pure oil have been recovered.
Northern Star Resources would not say how many workers at the Pogo mine have tested positive. A company spokesperson says that it’s “a small number.”
Two cruise lines announced Tuesday that they’re canceling most of their Alaska sailings this summer and won’t operate their lodges and sightseeing buses in the state, as they continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mary Jane Fate was known for her advocacy for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and her leadership of the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Fairbanks Native Association. Fate had many “firsts” at a formative time in Alaska’s history.
Even after new benefits were added to the federal unemployment insurance program, many Alaskans are still reporting difficulty accessing those benefits due to problems with the state’s application system.
A worker at the Pogo gold mine has tested positive for COVID-19. And he may have come in contact with up to 14 others at the mine that’s located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.
RavnAir Group said Sunday it would park all 72 of its planes and lay off its remaining staff.