News of the North from Saturday, August 1st, 2020
CBJ reports 3 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new people with COVID-19 in Juneau.
Sitka, Ketchikan add 1 new COVID-19 case apiece
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported one new resident case each in Ketchikan and Sitka on Saturday.
Berkowitz shuts down indoor service at bars, restaurants
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A new emergency order in Anchorage will stop indoor service at restaurants and breweries, restrict gathering sizes, and require people to work from home if possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.
KIC Tribal Council approves COVID-19 assistance for members
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - On July 30, the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council approved by unanimous consent COVID-19 relief fund allocations for KIC members that live on Revillagigedo Island.
CCFR: Bear bites man at Switzer Village overnight
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The bears are out and about, and are being aggresive according to Capital City Fire Rescue.
Flood waters starting to collect near Mendenhall Glacier
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Flood waters are starting to collect near the Mendenhall Glacier after the National Weather Service expected the annual outburst sometime Friday.
AK CARES grant program for Alaska businesses expanded
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Starting Thursday, Aug. 6, the AK CARES grant program will be expanded to include Alaska’s commercial fishermen.
Overcast and 55 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 15.0 MPH (13 KT). The pressure is 1003.1 mb and the humidity is 87%. The wind chill is 51. Last Updated on Aug 7 2020, 9:53 am AKDT.