Alaska’s largest rural air carrier, RavnAir Group, says it’s cutting its service by 90% amid a coronavirus-driven crash in revenue — a move that could leave dozens of rural villages with deeply diminished air service.
A top official at Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. sent an email to other managers this month promoting the falsehood that the coronavirus pandemic is no worse than the flu and is part of a political conspiracy.
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding education right now. Schools statewide are closed until at least May 1, but that doesn’t mean instruction has ended.
Ferry employees are also following a no-contact policy with riders and will regularly sanitize public areas at terminals and on the ferries.
Supplies of certain products have run low in Alaska because of people stocking up in the wake of coronavirus concerns. In Bristol Bay, several grocery stores are preparing to offset the wave of product shortages in the region.
Bethel resident Becky Trimble says she has lived in the United States since she was three days old. She didn’t know she wasn’t a U.S. citizen until she was 22.
Bella Hammond was a commercial fisher who loved to garden and took in stray dogs. She was a private person who took on her role as the governor’s wife without airs.
The Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel has been postponed until fall 2020 out of concerns over the coronavirus.
The Coalition for Education Equity of Alaska asked the governor to reverse a veto last July, and now is asking legislators to add the funds back into the budget.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.