The state’s disaster declaration has expired and officials are still scratching their heads over what that means, exactly.
One effect is that Central Peninsula Hospital no longer has the authority to have a surge space of extra beds. The hospital is licensed for 49 beds but during the peak of the pandemics was sometimes filling 62, said hospital CEO Rick Davis at last night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting.
When it comes to stories, it’s not just what you say — it’s how you say it.
Local linguists are incorporating storytelling into their language revitalization efforts, giving elders a chance to create and tell stories in their native languages and imparting that knowledge onto language learners.
Joel Isaak, an artist and Dena'ina language professor with Kenai Peninsula College, spoke about that project at Tuesday’s Alaska Native Studies Symposia, put on by the University of Alaska Anchorage.