Tag: Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport

Free COVID screening is still available in Sitka’s airport, but few travelers are testing

Alaska began offering COVID-19 vaccinations this month to out-of-state travelers at airports, and continues to focus heavily on getting shots in arms of unvaccinated residents. But one state-run program that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention lately has been COVID screening. The tests are still available, they’re still free at most airports in the state. But very few travelers are getting a swab. Read More

How a deer can cause a plane crash

Throughout this year’s hunting season, Sitka’s airport has been contending with an unusual issue: dead deer. Carcasses have been washing up on the runway since November, attracting birds. And this has posed a big problem to business as usual. Read More

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