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Kootznoowoo asks feds to manage Chatham salmon

Angoon’s village corporation is petitioning the federal government to take control of a major salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska. Kootznoowoo Incorporated says state management has favored the commercial seine fleet over the needs of subsistence users in the western Admiralty Island community, and the corporation wants the federal government to assert authority over marine waters. That’s never been done before in Alaska, but the federal Subsistence board will consider the issue this spring. As Matt Lichtenstein reports, the results could have broad implications.

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Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

A view from the sand dunes of the Stikine River mouth near Wrangell (KFSK file photo)
An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee. more

Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100

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Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover. more