Last year’s climbing season was canceled due to COVID-19. Now climbing is returning, along with its boost to businesses in the Northern Susitna Valley.
Residents of Western Alaska villages pay several hundreds of dollars a month for data speeds that max out at 10 Mbps.
The terms of the settlement are confidential, but some effects of it may become public.
Debbie Driscoll from AEL&P said Juneau’s been hit by unusually bad storms and icing conditions since the fall, though she understands customers’ frustration.
Some Ketchikan businesses managed to limp through 2020 but wonder how they’ll survive a second season without cruise visitors.
Economist Mouhcine Guettabi says the tourism industry will eventually recover, and it’s important to help businesses survive to see that happen.
A handful of smaller, boutique cruises plan to sail this year, but not all of them plan to allow passengers to stop in towns.
Juneau Assembly member Michelle Hale helped write the draft fireworks ordinance. She said she really wants to target the booming, concussive fireworks.
The 2021 season has left many in a holding pattern, especially those that rely on the cruise ship industry.
Some Southeast communities lost as many as 4 in 5 hotel, tour and restaurant jobs.