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On the road to Kake intertie

State funding is helping move forward two separate projects for the Southeast community of Kake. The governor and legislature this spring approved 40 million dollars in capital budget money for construction of a road between the Kupreanof Island village and the neighboring town of Petersburg. The capital budget also includes three million dollars for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. That organization will use the funding to study a transmission line for electrical power between the two communities. Alexis Kenyon reports.

To view a video of a flight form Petersburg to Kake and some of the terrain a powerline and road would have to cross, click here:

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Hurricane remnants rushing toward Southeast Alaska

Hurricane Oho appears to have extremely long arms in imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on October 7.(Photo from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The remnants of a hurricane in the Pacific will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska Friday. The storm is called Hurricane Oho, and it’s a cyclone that is moving rapidly across the Pacific toward Southeast Alaska. As of Thursday morning it had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. However, the storm is forecast to strengthen to near hurricane force by the time it nears the Alaska Panhandle early Friday morning. more

Wrong-size moose kill threatens central Southeast hunt

A legal moose antler configuration with two brow tines on one side and three tines on the other (file photo courtesy ADF&G)
Hunters continue to have success shooting moose on the mainland and islands around Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. However, the high number of illegal moose shot during the month-long season is also climbing. more