The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Harbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season. And signs point to a banner year for king salmon -- but Southeast fishermen say they’re not getting their fair share.
Alaska State Museum conservators from Juneau came to town to help clean and preserve the pole, and find out what kind of stories might be hidden in the wood.
Ketchikan Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a felony, related to property damage in Ferguson, Missouri. The alleged crime occurred during the Ferguson trials of a policeman after an incident that left one man dead and many questioning police-race relations.
Sitka’s municipal elections are still three months away, but candidates are already deciding whether to run -- or not.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man from a fishing vessel in Gilmer Bay, on the west side of Kruzof Island Monday afternoon (6-29-15). The man was reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms.
The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr.
The six kittens were found in May in a cardboard box on the side of a road on Prince of Wales Island. They were a little more than a week old at the time.
One of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number.
Sealaska shareholders have returned five incumbents to the regional Native corporation’s 13-member board of directors.
Southeast Alaska salmon trollers will open their season on schedule this Wednesday -- but under protest. The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low.
Harbor Mountain Road in Sitka is open again after a long closure. Starting Friday, 6-26-15, vehicles and pedestrians will have full access to the recreation area and trailhead at the top of the mountain.
Although same-sex marriage has been legal in Alaska since last October, residents of Sitka and visitors alike had thoughtful reactions to Friday's (6-26-2015) landmark decision by the US Supreme Court.
Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family.
The nine people killed Thursday when a floatplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain in Misty Fiords National Monument outside of Ketchikan have been identified.
The New Old Time Chautauqua is coming to town on Sunday. The Chautauqua is a traveling band of about 50 artists, circus performers, kids and musicians journeying around Southeast this summer.
Haines residents are being told to boil their drinking water after E. coli was found in the municipal water system.
Sitka Search and Rescue responded to yet another call this week -- the fourth in four days. Family members reported two campers who didn’t return on time. The couple were found unhurt, but as KCAW’s Vanessa Walker reports, the summer search and rescue season is officially underway.
A Sitka woman missing for nearly three years has been declared dead. Police are now investigating her disappearance as a homicide.
Nine people died Thursday afternoon when the DeHavilland Otter floatplane they were traveling in went down near Ella Lake in Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan.
The Juneau-based Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced Thursday that it has sent notice to all employees to stop using FedEx services, citing the national delivery company’s sponsorship of the Washington Redskins football team.
The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night directed the city to explore how it might take on the functions of the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau. The assembly voted in February to dissolve the bureau.
The Petersburg Borough is making money off the new tax but it’s still unclear how many users will quit the habit because of paying more.
The event included parades, potlucks, free workshops and a variety show, with everything from jugglers and magicians, to hula hoopsters and musicians.
A Canadian mining company says it’s found richer deposits of gold and copper ore at its controversial KSM project.
The second suspicious fire in a week hits Petersburg
Dungeness fishing season starts strong for one local fisherman.
Arson is believed to be the cause of a fire that melted a toilet at the Man Made Hole recreation site.
Petersburg library users now have access to 1.5 million more books, movies, CDs than before.
A French cruise ship company is looking to Petersburg to build a special relationship for its high-end passengers.