Wade Hampton Census Area Gets A New Name
Ben Matheson, KYUK – Bethel
The western Alaska census district named for a confederate slave owner and
Civil War general has a new name.
Coast Guard Cutter Sherman Returns To Port To Address Engine Trouble
Emily Schwing, KUCB – Unalaska
The cutter and its crew were forced to turn back from a regular patrol in the Bering Sea when one of the ship’s diesel engines malfunctioned.
Computers Aid Firefighting Efforts
Tim Bodony, KIYU – Galena
The wildfires around Nulato and Ruby on the Yukon River have been burning slowly but steadily this week. A special crew of fire managers is overseeing the response to these fires from a base at the Galena Airport.
State Fish And Game Officials Warn Of ‘Rabbit Fever’ Outbreak
Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials sent out a warning after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”
Haines Assembly Approves Lower Cruise Ship Moorage Fees
Haines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage rates in Southeast Alaska. The borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers.
Emily Files, KHNS – Haines
UAF Addresses Water Quality Concerns
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has taken action to address campus water quality, after testing this spring revealed an issue.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
AK: Seward’s Mount Marathon Race Hits The Century Mark
Seward’s Mt. Marathon race, which takes place July 4th turns one hundred years old this year.
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage