Virtual music festival will raise food bank funds

A Friday, May 1 online music festival will help raise funds for Food Bank of Alaska. AK4AK virtual music festival will broadcast from 6-10 p.m.

State reports 10th death from COVID-19

State health officials on Wednesday, May 6, reported the death of a 10th person from the deadly virus, a man in his 80s from Anchorage Point who had preexisting medical conditions.

Commentary: How prepared is Cordova, really?

If an outbreak occurs in Cordova's canneries, the local economy will shut back down whether we like it or not, writes Mark Roye.

Around Town: Celebration of life, free online books, Children’s Bible story

A celebration of life commemorating Zakary Zeigler and potluck dinner is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Mt. Eyak Ski Area.

CRWP unveils program for COVID-safe Salmon Jam

“With COVID, things change rapidly, daily — hourly, even,” said Kate Morse, program director for the Copper River Watershed Project. “Trying to find our own points to plan around, without having the target keep moving too much… It’s been a healthy exercise of our creative muscles, if you will.”

AMHS passenger tests positive in Cordova

A passenger aboard the M/V Kennicott who tested negative before departing from Bellingham on June 27 tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Cordova on July 3, officials with the Alaska Marine Highway System confirmed on Sunday, July 5.

Update: Alaska virus cases continue rise in double digits

Update: On Saturday, July 18, the state Department of Health and Social Services announced that another 62 residents and 16 nonresidents are the latest to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

U.S. House members seek aid for USPS

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are co-sponsoring legislation to provide the U.S. Postal Service with up to $25 billion to help address revenue losses and cover operational expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska SeaLife Center raises money to fund winter operations

The Alaska SeaLife Center has raised enough money to remain open through the winter after a revenue loss stemming from the coronavirus pandemic threatened to permanently shut its doors, an official said.

Local start-up turns saltwater into disinfectant

“What amazes us every day is that we can make something so important and useful out of simple and abundant ingredients: water, salt and electricity,” Bootslyn Roemhildt said.

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