Southeast News

Local Environmental Observer program seeking help

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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is seeking more participants for the Local Environmental Observer program, which collects observations from around the state about unusual or extreme environmental occurrences and changes.  Since the program began in January, 130 tribal environmental … more

Wilson wins House District 33 Republican primary

Peggy Wilson from Wrangell won the primary election for the Republican nominee for House District 33 Tuesday night defeating two opponents from Ketchikan. Wilson won 46 percent of the 2,145 votes cast. Agnes Moran took 32 percent and Patti Mackey … more

Former Alaskan Navy SEAL writes a book about capturing Osama bin Laden, name released by Fox News

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On Thursday morning Fox News outed the author of “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.” The AP and NPR have all confirmed that former Alaskan resident Matt Bissonnette penned the book under … more

Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline could impact Alaska

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Supertanker in Canadian waters. Photo by Bruce Hill, courtesy of Living Oceans.

Enbridge Inc. is proposing to build a pipeline that would transport oil sands crude 730 miles from Alberta, Canada to the coast of British Columbia. From there, the

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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

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  www.oceanadventures.bc.ca

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

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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

Wrangell’s biobrick potential

Bill Wall collecting wood chips from the old Silver Bay mill site. Hillman/KSTK

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, in conjunction with Sustainability Incorporated, is looking into the feasibility of another new economic outlet for Wrangell’s wood mills and forests. They want to use wood waste to heat the community’s homes and government buildings by … more

Forest Service considering new management plan for Anan

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Anan Bear Observatory near Wrangell is touted as one of the best bear-viewing locations in the world. Black and brown bears line the creek, scooping up salmon while people stand on a platform mere feet away watching them in action. … more

Borough hatchery resolution not so straight forward

On the agenda for Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled Borough Assembly meeting is a joint resolution with the Petersburg City Council supporting the development of more fish hatcheries in the region. Mayor Jeremy Maxand helped write the resolution along with members … more