While it started as a subscription model, the library quickly became one of the few free public libraries in Alaska.
National Weather Service forecaster Benjamin Linstid says it’s not uncommon to see two La Nina winters in a row — forecasters call it a “double-dip.”
The Senate held just one regular floor session during the special session, on its first day, while the House held two regular floor sessions.
Ketchikan independent Rep. Dan Ortiz says that even with the higher forecast for oil prices, he’s not more likely to back Dunleavy’s PFD proposal. He said it must be weighed against the state’s other needs and the importance of protecting the permanent fund.
Tribal president Joel Jackson says the all-clear has been issued and people are venturing outdoors again.
Fish & Game reports that the statewide salmon harvest — both by numbers of fish and by weight — was the third-highest on record.
Sitka’s Fish & Game Advisory Committee wants to revive a local bear working group to look for solutions to the high number of kills in the community this season.
A Wrangell resident who was out on a walk on Wrangell’s Petroglyph Beach said he noticed what he thought was paint on one of the rocks with ancient carvings.
Lecia Scotford was chief operating officer for the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation until March 2020. She was hired to lead Ketchikan Indian Community’s health clinic earlier this year.
Wrangell’s assembly has unanimously called on Canadian regulators to immediately pause permitting, development and expansion of mines upstream from Southeast Alaska’s waterways. It’s also asking the provincial government of British Columbia to permanently ban the practice of storing liquid mine waste behind earthen dams.