Southeast News

Summer season was the perfect storm for some trollers

troll boatThis summer was a tricky one for some Southeast Alaska fishermen who didn't get the Kings they wanted or the price for Coho.

He’s a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast

Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin's, feet. (Joe Sykes)
Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin's, feet. (Joe Sykes)

Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin’s, feet. (Joe Sykes)

There aren’t any specialist ballet stores in Southeast Alaska. That means it’s hard for young ballerinas to … more

Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW

Sandy Beach Road near Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island eroded from recent rainfall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest ServiceA forest service road eight miles South of Coffman Cove is closed indefinitely due to erosion.

Petersburg, Wrangell priest stays mostly silent for a month

The Catholic priest who ministers in Petersburg and Wrangell spent a month of his summer at a Jesuit retreat center studying Ignatian spirituality in Los Altos, California. The retreat involved not speaking to anyone except a spiritual director for one month.

New Petersburg sculpture nearly set for installation

Photo courtesy of Eric LarsonA new public sculpture is nearly completed for downtown Petersburg. Artist Eric Larson is putting the finishing touches on a bronze, aluminum and concrete piece that will be installed at the Buschmann Park next to the municipal building on main street.

The Cannery Tales: Nichelle Stanfield

DSCN5471Today we meet Nichelle Stanfield, a 29 year old graphic design student from California. She spoke with Joe Sykes about disability, depression and coping with death. But first she recounted her encounter with one of Alaska’s most famous residents.

Sixteen file for Petersburg’s October ballot

boroughsealThe deadline has passed and sixteen people have filed paperwork to get their names on the Petersburg borough ballot for the October 6th election. That means voters will be filling 15 of the 21 open seats on the ballot this October.

B.C. minister: Tulsequah mine leak should be fixed

B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett answers reporters' questions Monday after touring the Taku River area. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)British Columbia’s top mine official says the province needs to address pollution pouring out of the Tulsequah Chief Mine near Juneau.

New ferry to start up Friday in Southeast

Photo from rainforestislandsferry.comAfter months of delays, a new ferry in Southeast Alaska is planning to start up service this Friday, August 28. The Rainforest Islands Ferry will offer four-day a week service connecting Petersburg, Wrangell and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island.

Southeast troll fleet numbers drop for coho, chum fishing

Troll-caught coho on ice (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)After this summer’s one-and-only opening for king salmon, many Southeast commercial trollers have found something else to do, instead of fishing for coho or chums. King fishing was open for eight days in July and the fleet landed just over 165,000 Chinook during that time.