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B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

The Red Chris Mine site is about 120 miles northeast of Petersburg. The mine is testing its mill and tailings pond dam under an interim permit issued Feb. 2. (Courtesy Imperial Metals website)A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

Mt. Polley Mine dam collapse report cites design

mount polleyA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirements

The Alaska Board of Fisheries Saturday changed reporting requirements for shrimp pot fishermen in Southeast. All shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.

Innovation Summit looks outside the box

Armelle Solelhac croppedMore than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit.

Board of Fisheries keeps Dungeness management plan in place

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Thursday to keep the Southeast commercial Dungeness crab management plan in place, while changing Dungeness season start times from noon to 8 a.m.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he would not submit his name to the legislature for reappointment. His resignation came after the Board of Fisheries blocked a candidate for Fish and Game commissioner from being interviewed for the position.

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s broken

Rep. Sam Kito III poses at his desk in the Capitol Jan. 7, 2015. This is the Juneau Democrat’s first full session. He was appointed last February to fill the seat vacated by Beth Kerttula. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Southeast state Rep. Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets on schools, police and basic services.

Wrangell Port Commission talks rate changes for boat yard

marine service centerThe Wrangell Port Commission Tuesday continued discussing a possible rate increase for work space in the Marine Service Center. The increased rates could help hire an additional boat lift operator and increase efficiency in the boat yard.

Rough weather stops some Southeast ferry sailings

Part of Southeast Alaska faces weather-related transportation delays. Juneau and Haines lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing.

USFS proposes floating dock at Anan Observatory

anan trailThe U.S. Forest Service is taking public comments on a proposal to build a floating dock at the Anan Wildlife Observatory, with the goal of improving safety for visitors.