The mine would be built at the headwaters of the Koktuli River drainage, and it would eliminate about 20% of available habitat there, though the Corps says that does not necessarily represent fish habitat.
The tug crews fit into a category of essential workers the general public rarely sees — even less so now that shore leave by mariners and visitors boarding the vessels are almost completely forbidden.
The Alaska Department of Transportation will only fund one airport between Newtok and Mertarvik, although both villages have over 100 residents.
Knopp was an oil industry contractor who served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly before he was elected to the House in 2016. He represented Kenai and Soldotna in the chamber.
The airline plans to hire experienced Ravn and PenAir pilots and use aircraft that can fly direct from Anchorage.
Teachers remain concerned about connecting with students in rural areas without devices or internet access.
Water is draining under the glacier and will cause the Mendenhall Lake and River to rise over the next 24 hours, cresting Friday evening.
In March, the division had already raised the pay for election workers because it had fallen below minimum wage. But still, COVID-19 presented a challenge for recruiting workers.
The ‘Into the Wild’ bus where Christopher McCandless died will likely find a home at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Museum of the North.
Starting July 31, people driving to Alaska from the Lower 48 will only be able to enter Canada through one of five border crossings.
Activists say fishing businesses need access to federal programs that already benefit land-based harvesters.
Murkowski also noted the president has no authority to delay the election.