Four bidders participated in the auction: Anchorage-based Ryan Air; a Southern California-based company called Float Shuttle; Connecticut investment firm Wexford Capital; and a group of Alaskans represented by bankruptcy attorney Cabot Christianson.
The state also reduced the number of inpatient beds available, which it says more accurately represents the number of inpatient beds that can be used for COVID-19 patients.
The city's plan was to keep people spending money despite a devastated tourism season. Some residents say it's working.
The bankrupt RavnAir group sold off dozens of its small planes to three Alaska aviation companies in a Tuesday auction, but Ravn's largest planes and most valuable airline operating certificates won't be sold until Wednesday.
The report of another death follows a recent spike in Alaska’s number of new COVID-19 infections, and warnings from Anchorage city officials that its system for investigating cases has maxed out.
Hospitality industry criticizes decision to release the names of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 cases
The industry argues that it was unfairly singled out and that the announcement created confusion about where people could have been exposed.
Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Carnival and Royal Caribbean already announced that they wouldn't be sailing to Alaska.
Fourteen bidders intend to participate in the auction, Ravn said in a prepared statement Monday, though it did not reveal their names.
The passenger boarded the Kennicott in Washington state and disembarked in Whittier and Cordova.
46 residents and 14 non-residents tested positive.
As Anchorage continues to see a sharp uptick in new COVID-19 cases, two important components of the city’s public health resources are maxed out. The city is scrambling to train new contact tracers and expand testing facilities.
The number of coronavirus cases among Alaskans has now topped 1,000.
The city council voted to limit seating capacity in buildings, require face masks in public buildings, and limit campground space.
Officials from the village say they've heard that Napaskiak residents have been turned away from Bethel businesses after two positive tests last week. But one of those results was potentially a false positive.
The Seattle-based company said it will start issuing formal warnings to any passengers who don't wear a face covering, though there will be exceptions.
Skagway’s economy depends on cruise tourism. With little money coming in, the city is paying millions of dollars to residents
In Skagway, the city is distributing a large portion of its federal CARES Act funding directly to residents. City officials hope this unique action will save the town.
One area of confusion has been how customers need to prove a disability that might prevent them from wearing a mask to a store owner.
Economists say $600 weekly payments to the unemployed are greasing the gears of the local economy. Those payments are set to end in less than a month.
The city manager says Bethel is in a unique position since all traffic to smaller villages goes through town.