Consultants drafting a revision of Petersburg’s comprehensive plan and a water front master plan were back in town this month gathering input on drafts of those planning documents. The planners … more
Buying fresh dairy produce in Southeast Alaska isn’t easy. The rugged, mountainous landscape doesn’t lend itself well to farming. Now, though, a farming couple near Petersburg are trying to change the way people consume milk in town. For the past year they’ve been selling raw milk processed by their own heard of dairy goats. But producing and selling dairy products in Southeast Alaska provides its own unique set of challenges.
Following yesterday’s payment of Permanent Fund Dividends, citizens of Ketchikan have been targeted by scams, according to the Ketchikan Police Department.
Southeast Alaska has more volcanoes than most residents realize. Geologists just found a new one, south of Prince of Wales Island. Unlike the others, it's not dormant
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chelsea Goucher recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify in support of transferring federally managed lands to state control.
It’s halfway through the month-long moose hunting season near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake and hunters have killed 54 bull moose so far. The season opened September 15 and the first week of hunting saw 35 moose harvested from the islands and mainland in central Southeast Alaska. Seven of those in the first week did not meet the state’s requirements for antler configuration. The harvest during the second week was 19 bull moose, with no illegal animals checked into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Commercial fishing for red and blue king crab will be closed again this year for Southeast Alaska but the population is showing slow growth.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announced this week that it has been awarded a $3.6 million grant for the entire PeaceHealth system from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to help improve community health through changing clinical practices.
Alaska’s Department of Transportation says clearing state roadways from ice and snow may take longer than usual this winter because of state budget cuts. In the Petersburg area, that announcement could impact drivers on the southern end of Mitkof Highway, including passengers on a new ferry service planning to make stops on southern Mitkof through the winter months.
To say Prince Rupert, British Columbia, has an active port would be an understatement. Its port is bustling, and it has plans to become even busier.
Two bridges on the road along the Lindenburg Peninsula are damaged and the road will remain closed until the Forest Service can get them fixed.
Should subdivision layout rules be extended throughout the entire Petersburg borough? Should the local municipality invest time and money in certain remote boat ramps and docks? Those are some of the issues raised this year by two long-term planning documents. Those documents are in draft form now and undergoing revisions. The deadline to get comments in on those drafts is Wednesday.
When 83-year-old Paul Bowen was out hand trolling near Petersburg and noticed green water he knew something had happened at the glacier.
Southeast Alaska tour operators say their customers were willing to spend more money this cruise-ship season.
The Petersburg trails that connect the ball fields to Tlingit and Haida Housing and then from the Hammer and Wikan grocery store to the post office are getting upgrades this weekend.
A group that wants to create a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area plans to have an official charter petition ready for signatures by mid-October at the earliest, but perhaps later in November.
A Sitka man is facing fifteen felony counts on sex-related crimes.
Sitka has spent almost a half-million dollars since August on emergency cleanup, and is counting on having most of that reimbursed by the state.
A former Olympic gold medalist in Women’s Rifle, Pitney said she expects to be a target -- for criticism – as she travels around the state providing information about Alaska’s budget crunch and the options for the state to overcome that crunch.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to adjust its loan agreement with OceansAlaska shellfish hatchery, advancing $50,000 from the 2017 allocation so that the facility can continue operations.
A boater reported overdue Sunday evening was rescued early Monday morning from Betton Island close to Ketchikan.
Today marks the one month anniversary of the August 18th landslide, which claimed the lives of three men in Sitka. Two of them were brothers. Elmer and Ulises Diaz were 26 and 25. And last week (09-08-15), the gym opened it’s doors for friends to play in their honor.
One month after a deadly landslide struck in Sitka, the Sitka Sound Science Center's Geo Task Force is starting the complicated task of learning what happened.
Soon after passing the 2016 budget, the Assembly directed the city to create a citizens' task force. The seven-member group will have six months to take a deep dive into city finances and if successful, emerge with a path forward for Sitka. At least, that’s the plan.
A proposal to change the way judges are chosen in the state is getting some pushback -- from the legal profession. Justice Not Politics opposes giving the governor greater power in selecting judges.
Sitka’s Community Schools program will be under private management starting October 1. The Sitka School Board had hoped for proposals this summer. When none came in, they put the program out to bid.
The U.S. State Department will not propose putting Southeast Alaska’s transboundary mine conflict before the International Joint Commission. That’s the U.S.-Canada panel that addresses cross-border water issues.
A Sitka man is facing felony charges for misconduct involving a controlled substance. The three charges include delivering and possessing methamphetamine, as well as knowingly possessing a weapon during the commission of an offense.
A killer is on the loose in Sitka and he’s hairy, stinky, and walks on all fours. For the past two and a half weeks, a juvenile brown bear has been breaking into Sitka backyards and nursing an appetite for chickens.