Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. A waterfall on Portag … more

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing o … more

Troll fleet heads out for first summer king opening Troll fleet heads out for first summer king opening

Troll fleet heads out for first summer king opening

Southeast Alaska commercial trollers have their first summer opening for king salmon July 1st. Managers are hoping the fleet will catch around 122-thousand wild stock kings, managed under the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the U.S. and Canada, along with several thousand more Alaska hatchery kings. “It appears that there’s a good abundance of treaty fish,” said Pattie Skannes, the … more

Kake Petersburg road one of eight state projects put on hold Kake Petersburg road one of eight state projects put on hold

Kake Petersburg road one of eight state projects put on hold

A road on Kupreanof Island between Kake and Petersburg is now on hold because of Alaska’s budget crisis. Among his announcements of budget vetoes Wednesday morning, Governor Bill Walker said the state would be pausing eight highway road projects around Alaska. The projects are state-funded and they include a proposed road link across the northern side of Kupreanof Island. “Tha … more

Update: Walker lowers PFDs, cuts school funds Update: Walker lowers PFDs, cuts school funds

Update: Walker lowers PFDs, cuts school funds

Gov. Bill Walker announced vetoes totaling $1.29 billion at a press conference in Anchorage on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Screenshot via web stream courtesy Gov. Walker’s office) Gov. Bill Walker cut Permanent Fund dividends today to $1,000 per person, about half of the projected amount. The cut was one of a series of reductions Walker made to lower the state’s budget by $1.5 billion. Walke … more

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)

The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
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SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more
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Troll fleet heads out for first summer king opening

Spring season troll caught king salmon (KFSK file photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)

Southeast Alaska commercial trollers have their first summer opening for king salmon July 1st. Managers are hoping the fleet will catch around 122-thousand wild stock kings, managed under the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the U.S. and Canada, along with several thousand more Alaska hatchery kings. more
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Southeast News

Efforts underway to eradicate invasive plants

Orange hawkweed (invasives.org photo)

A group formed in May is trying to tackle the problem of invasive plants in the Ketchikan area.

Ketchikan Berth 3 initial repairs completed

The repair barge for Turnagain Marine Construction is seen at Ketchikan's Berth 3, damaged when the cruise ship Infinity hit the dock on June 3rd. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

A berth damaged on June 3 when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into Ketchikan’s downtown dock has been repaired and can take ships again starting Wednesday.

One injured in Sitka four-plex fire

Despite the heavy smoke, residents will be able to return to 2 of the 4 units, says Fire Chief Dave Miller. (Nick Galanin photo)

One man sustained minor injuries after a four-plex caught fire on Lance Drive in Sitka on Sunday afternoon (6-26-16).

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