Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trident president passes away

Jerry Dowd, the president of Trident Seafoods, passed away from a sudden heart attack on Monday while on a fishing trip near Bristol Bay. Dowd began working at Trident in 2004 and was appointed president of the company’s domestic operations … more

Wrangell readers rollick with Nessy

Kids at the library pool party test out the new inflatable, Nessy.

Community members came together on Saturday to celebrate the end of the library’s summer reading program and to welcome a huge new addition to Wrangell’s waterways. KSTK’s Anne Hillman joined the fun.

Kids at the library pool party test


Spirit bears could be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

A spirit bear cub eats mussels along the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline tanker route. Photo courtesy of

Some black bears, especially those on the coast of British Columbia, carry a genetic anomaly that makes their fur white. They’re popularly called spirit bears. KSTK’s Anne Hillman spoke to bear biologist Wayne McCrory, who has been studying the bears


Coffman Cove festival seeks more participants


Coffman Cove is hosting the second annual By the Sea Arts and Seafood festival on August 11 and 12, and they are still seeking participants. The festival will feature up to 60 vendors, the Prince of Wales Island traveling farmers’ … more

New Southeast vessel traffic study says more ships in area than previously thought

The new Department of Environmental Conservation Southeast Alaska vessel traffic study shows that more ships are transiting the region than was previously thought. The study looked at all of the large vessels that travel though Southeast’s Inside Passage including cruise … more

Nothing new on the bourough lawsuit against Selle-Rae yet

The Borough Assembly met Tuesday night for a special meeting to discuss the borough’s lawsuit against Noel Selle-Rae and six of the recalled hospital board members. Borough manager Tim Rooney said no comments were made after the meeting, and nothing … more

Unusually large number of brown bears and cubs seen at Anan this year

Super Mom: A brown bear guides four cubs down Anan Creek. Hillman/KSTK

Significantly more brown bears have been making appearances at Anan Bear Observatory this year than in previous years, and one mother has a record number of cubs. US Forest Service Anan crew leader Angie Eldred said the technicians who live … more