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Native leaders call for federal involvement on transboundary mining

red chris mine

A group of Alaska Native leaders said the Alaska congressional delegation’s Sept. 8 letter to the U.S. State Department on transboundary mining is not enough.

The United Tribal Transboundary Mining Group, a union of 15 federally recognized Alaska tribes, said … more

Wrangell may have solution to growing scrap metal issue

City-Hall

Wrangell could soon see a sustainable solution to its growing scrap metal pile at the city dump. Waste Management is working on proposals for all Southeast Alaska Regional Solid Waste Authority – or SEASWA – communities that could provide regular … more

U.S.-Canada trade deal creating uncertainty in Southeast timber market

Part of the Tongass National Forest in April 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Xa’at)

The U.S. is in the midst of negotiations with Canada over an agreement on Canadian lumber imports. Many U.S. sawmill owners argue that the Canadian mills receive government subsidies on government-owned lands, making it difficult for the U.S. market to … more

Five Petersburg residents involved in boat accident on Stikine

The Stikine River Delta, as seen from the air. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.)

The Wrangell Fire Department transported five Petersburg residents to the Wrangell Medical Center Sunday night after a boating accident on the Stikine River. Wrangell Fire Chief Tim Buness said the call came in around 5:23 p.m.

“So we were notified … more

Alaska’s congressional delegation pens letter to State Department on transboundary mining

The Red Chris Mine in the Stikine River watershed began operations earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of imperialmetals.com)

Mining at Red Chris in February 2015. (imperialmetals.com)

Alaska’s congressional delegation released a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry, reiterating several requests it would like the U.S. State Department to address on transboundary mining in British Columbia.

The … more

Founder of Beijing non-profit with ties to Southeast dies at 26

Sam Cornthwaite (photo from Go Fund Me page)

Sam Cornthwaite (photo from Go Fund Me page.)

Co-founder of a Beijing non-profit with ties to Southeast Alaska died Sept. 6. Sam Cornthwaite, 26, was the co-founder of GoodWorks Coffee & Tea.

Cornthwaite became ill last week and was moved … more

Green crab invade farther north on B.C. coast

European green crab. (courtesy of Washington Sea Grant.)

European green crab. (courtesy of Washington Sea Grant.)

Last week, an invasive species known as the European green crab was found in Puget Sound. The marine-focused environmental group that found the crab, Washington Sea Grant, is still trying to find … more

Former Wrangellite releases Garnet Ledge book

Garnet Ledge

Garnet Ledge near Wrangell is a well-known spot for locals and tourists, but little is known about its long history, most notably the all-women cooperation that operated the mine in the early 1900s. A former Wrangellite has brought the history … more

Regional bat surveys play a larger role in bat research

A bat with white nose syndrome. (Public Domain photo by Jonathan Mays/USFWS)

All over Southeast Alaska this summer, volunteers have been conducting bat surveys for the state Department of Fish & Game. The surveys are being conducted to monitor bat populations regionally. But, the data is playing a bigger role in bat … more

As Anan’s season closes, Forest Service to continue use of temporary float

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As the Wrangell ranger district moves forward with improvements to the Anan Bear Observatory trailhead and observation deck, some may have noticed one change within the Anan master plan already happening.

“We placed a larger float in Anan Bay this … more