For over a decade, there was no place to check out a book in Kake, Alaska. The school district closed the library in 1999 due to funding loss. But through outside partnerships and the hard labor of volunteers, the books were put back on the shelves and the library re-opened one year ago.
Six choir and two band students in Petersburg High School were accepted into the All-State Music Festival.
Tlingit weaver Teri Rofkar died today (12-02-16). The Sitka resident was internationally renowned for her baskets and textiles, made from cedar, spruce tree roots, and mountain goat wool collected along Sitka’s shores. She was 60 years old.
The Ketchikan Marine Industry Council supports growth and expansion of Ketchikan’s marine economy. Doug Ward gave an update on KMIC at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Tlingit battle helmets were designed to inspire fear. The thick, wooden head armor carried imagery of strong warriors, fierce animals or revered ancestors.
Petersburg's Sons of Norway for the second year will fill the upstairs and downstairs of their hall with local vendors selling food, crafts and other items.
The Ketchikan City Council agreed in a split vote Thursday to not protest two marijuana retail stores in the downtown area.
An energy audit aims to help Sitka’s fishermen increase their profit margins.
People ferrying from Ketchikan to Metlakatla will soon pay double for their tickets. But the return trip will be free.
A Sitka-based tour company has become a dominant player in the small-ship cruise industry. Alaskan Dream Cruises was launched 5 years ago by Allen Marine, and expects to top 3,000 passengers next summer.
A new student group has helped collect 80 coats to be giving away Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall.
Ketchikan resident Sabra Simmonds spent the past two years living and working in Afghanistan. She spoke about what Afghanistan is really like, including preparing food and shopping.
Ketchikan Senior Services is moving to a new location. Programs will move from the Water Street building to the Saxman Senior Center in mid-December.
Residents of the Southeast Alaska community of Whale Pass should be getting their ballots in the mail right before Christmas to decide on forming a new city. The former logging camp and community of around 50 people is voting on whether to incorporate a new second class city, encompassing about 26 square miles of land and water on northern Prince of Wales Island.
The commercial fisheries for two sea floor-dwelling delicacies of Southeast Alaska started in October. The season for sea cucumbers is wrapping up while fishing for geoduck clams is expected to continue this winter.
An expert in tribal law and health care says it would be possible for Sitka Community Hospital and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to combine operations, but control over the organization would primarily rest with SEARHC.
A workshop held in Anchorage Wednesday (11-30-16) aims to bring together scientists and stakeholders to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to the state.
The Petersburg Public Library has seen a 20 percent increase in checkouts of on-site content over the last fiscal year.
Ketchikan resident Sabra Simmonds spent almost two years living and working in Afghanistan. She recently made a presentation at the Ketchikan Public Library about her life in the Middle East. In the first part of a series, we look at day-to-day life.
What makes a modern warrior? A tribal organization says it’s someone who fights to preserve subsistence rights, Native languages, clean water and families.
Audiences in Petersburg’s Wright Auditorium might not notice the changes right away, but there’s some new equipment that’s been installed making it easier and safer to show movies and put on performances.
Sitka Trail Works announced last week that $1.8 million in federal funds have been approved for the final phase of the Cross Trail.
On Tuesday (11-22-16), the Sitka Assembly held a joint work session with the Gary Paxton Industrial Park Board to review design plans for a multi-purpose dock.
Three organizations have entered into a partnership to provide enhanced and expanded Northwest Coast art programs and opportunities for Alaska students.
The bulkhead loading dock is built onto the approach to the drive down dock. The bulkhead was built with $1.23 million in leftover funds from the drive down dock project.
The UAS fisheries program got a boost recently. The family of Robert E. Henderson created a $375,000 endowment that will provide scholarships and research experiences for students studying mariculture or fisheries.
The marine highway is moving ahead with plans to sell or scrap the ferry Taku. But it’s keeping its options open for a second sidelined ship, the Chenega.
Community volunteers and Petersburg's Salvation Army Church are donating food boxes to local families to help them have a Thanksgiving meal at home.
Three major rivers that flow out of Canada into Southeast Alaska could provide a combined one billion dollars in value for tourism and fisheries on this side of the border over the next three decades. That’s one of the findings in a new study commissioned by a group seeking to highlight potential impacts to those rivers from the mining industry in British Columbia.
The Ketchikan City Council agreed unanimously Monday to support Akeela-Gateway’s application for a state grant to develop a sobering center at Ketchikan’s former state-run juvenile detention center.