The Fairbanks North Star Borough recorded 55 cases, its highest total since the start of the pandemic.
The borough has stepped up testing, and local public health officials are closely tracking the results to see if they reveal any cases of community spread.
Weak salmon runs this year compelled Fish and Game to halt subsistence fishing entirely in some parts of the Yukon River — leaving many mushers without their main source of dog food.
One fisheries advocate says it’s been an especially tough year, with high water impeding fishing for much of the summer and runs coming in weak, particularly the fall chums.
McCandless’s sister says the bus can be a powerful educational tool, including about the mistakes her brother made that led to his starvation in the wilderness.
The newly announced case totals for both days were the highest since Aug. 1.
The National Park Service says the hunter and a partner were on an unguided moose hunt in the remote Cottonwood Creek drainage within the preserve, where permitted sport hunting is allowed.
The hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River drainage when he mauled on Sunday.
Husky Homestead had its best season ever last year, with more than 21,000 customers. This season, that number fell to just over a thousand — a drop-off of some 95%.
State red zone guidelines include distance learning and cancellation of all in-person school activities.