In January, one village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta removed its stray dogs with the help of two Alaska nonprofits. In total, they shipped 28 dogs to Anchorage or Bethel for adoption.
If a proposed schedule goes into effect, regular ferry service to Cordova won’t resume until May 20, after the town’s tourism and fishing seasons begin.
BP announced it will donate the BP Energy Center property and building to The Alaska Community Foundation. The foundation has agreed to maintain the center as a free meeting space for at least the next 20 years.
Kaktovik’s mayor says the first priority is restoring a sense of normalcy for the students as they resume classes. The community plans to rebuild the school, but the timeline is still unknown.
A pipe burst in the school during winter break, flooding the building, wreaking havoc, and delaying the spring semester.
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s shutdown of regional service till March is having ripple effects for Southeast Alaska’s miners. Some of the 30 or so miners living in Haines are struggling to get to work — and keep their jobs.
“People in Kodiak, we want to have this wild, natural life, but then we also kind of miss those bits of civilization, such as chain restaurants.”
In September, the lowest-paying residents saw their rates jump by about $1,000. But rates for some residents requiring more intense care jumped by more than $6,000.
The meeting to discuss local issues and priorities with Gov. Mike Dunleavy was originally advertised as a public Juneau Assembly meeting, but city officials changed their minds.
While installing solar panels has allowed some people and organizations in Kake to cut their energy bills, the impact on the local grid is more complicated.