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 By Sentinel staff    News    October 7, 2021

Borough continues voluntary travel testing requirement

The borough is continuing its voluntary requirement that unvaccinated individuals arriving from out of state whether by plane or boat must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours...

 

Alaska Airlines will vaccinations for all employees

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Air Group has told its 22,000 employees they will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination. There are some exceptions to the policy, which has shifted since last month, The Seattle Times reported. In an email Sept. 30 to all...

 

State shifts to telework as much as possible during COVID surge

JUNEAU (AP) — The state plans to emphasize telework for many of its 14,000 employees this month as the COVID-19 pandemic strains Alaska’s health care system. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a memo to state department leaders, said the state “must take...

 

White House reactivates Arctic policies committee

The Biden administration is stepping up its work to figure out what to do about the thawing Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. The White House said Sept. 24 it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering...

 

Much of Bristol Bay's salmon wealth goes to non-resident permit holders

The preliminary value to fishermen of the nearly 41 million salmon caught this summer at Alaska’s largest fishery at Bristol Bay is nearly $248 million, 64% above the 20-year average. That figure will be much higher when bonuses and other price...

 

Interior Village tries hard to prevent COVID cases

TANACROSS — One Alaska Native village knew what to do to keep out COVID-19. They put up a gate on the only road into town and guarded it round the clock. It was the same idea used a century ago in some isolated Indigenous villages to protect...

 

Sockeye returns in central Idaho among the worst in a decade

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of sockeye salmon making it to central Idaho from the ocean this year is one of the worst returns in the past decade, with only 43 fish so far, state wildlife managers said Sept. 28. But the Idaho Department of Fish...

 

Mining company collects soil samples on Chichagof Island

JUNEAU (AP) — A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska. Millrock Resources, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company, several years ago applied to the U.S. Forest Service for...

 

Feds charge 3 men with getting too close to bears

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged three men with leaving a special viewing platform and getting too close to bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. The remote park on the northern Alaska Peninsula, about 250 miles...

 

Judge rules against village plans for gaming hall

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the...

 

Villagers angry and worried over loss of Yukon River salmon

STEVENS VILLAGE — In a normal year, the smokehouses and drying racks that Alaska Natives use to prepare salmon to tide them through the winter would be heavy with fish meat, the fruits of a summer spent fishing on the Yukon River like generations b...

 

Wrangell reports second COVID-19 case of the month

The borough reported a new COVID-19 case in the community Friday afternoon, just the second case this month. The individual is a Wrangell resident with "no history of recent travel," the borough announcement said. The individual is the only active...

 

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