Sitka may be a long way from Silicon Valley, but that doesn’t mean innovation can’t happen here. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight are co-founders of Alaska Small Business Innovators, a non-profit that helps to create small business development programs throughout the state.
The Sitka Assembly approved an application for state funding to extend the Seawalk to the O'Connell Bridge, even though that site will become a "super-yacht facility."
The $10,000 top prize for the second annual Race to Alaska has been claimed by Team MAD Dog Racing.
The U.S. Forest Service moved forward Thursday with plans to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest within 16 years.
A 43-year-old Ketchikan woman died last night when the car she was driving rolled near Mile 5 South Tongass.
A group formed in May is trying to tackle the problem of invasive plants in the Ketchikan area.
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 man sustained minor injuries after a four-plex caught fire on Lance Drive in Sitka on Sunday afternoon (6-26-16).
Longtime Sitka resident and fisheries advocate Linda Behnken has been appointed to the six-member International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Ketchikan’s community hospital just grew by about 70,000 square feet. The city-owned hospital, which is operated by PeaceHealth, celebrated the completion of a major addition this weekend with a barbecue and tours of the new space.
The Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony aboard the Cutter Maple in Sitka yesterday morning (06-23-16). Beneath blue skies, Lieutenant Commander Mike Newell transferred command of the 225-buoy tender to Lieutenant Commander Patrick Armstrong.
It's Invasive Species Awareness Week in Alaska. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey caught up with one of the state’s top invasive-fighters, Tammy Davis, as she coordinated a dive team in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor.
The plan to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest was discussed during a Senate Energy Committee hearing Thursday morning in Washington, D.C.
After months of meetings and wrangling over the 2017 budget, the Sitka School board learned that fiscal year 2016, which ends in a week, will close out with a quarter-million dollar surplus.
Conservator Andrew Todd is in Ketchikan this week to assess the condition of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. Todd was brought up after the beak of the raven figure fell off in early April.
Early Sunday evening, Sitka Mountain Rescue received word of an injured hiker on the Mt. Verstovia trail. Gregory Raschick of Sitka injured his knee at 1600 feet, while descending the mountain with a group of family and friends. Raschick is a longtime volunteer for Sitka Mountain Rescue, so he knew exactly what to do.
Signing up to be an organ donor in Alaska is easy. But what does it mean to be an organ donor and what exactly are you agreeing to? Donna Brahaney with Life Alaska Donor Services discussed organ donation during presentations in the First City.
Not too many people like to go for a swim in the chilling open waters of Southeast Alaska. But, Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
Huna Totem Corp. will soon have its first shareholder CEO. Board of Directors Chairman Russell Dick will become the corporation’s CEO and president Oct. 1.
The paint is finally dry on a new mural in Sitka. Cara Jane Murray’s new work, Everything Comes to Life, adds a splash of color to the corner of Baranof and Oja Street, encompassing an exterior wall of a local grocery store.
Wrangell won’t approve its first commercial pot operation until it has a better handle on where such businesses will be allowed.
Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That’s a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules.
Weather may have been a factor in the April 8 plane crash on Admiralty Island, which killed the pilot and two passengers and badly injured another person on board.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.
A group of artists is traveling through Alaska with the Sitka-based Island Institute to explore how people are navigating climate change in Alaska. The Tidelines Ferry Tour arrived in Wrangell on Monday and started a discussion with residents about changes they’ve seen in the natural world.
Alaska shellfish farmers hope a new state mariculture initiative will help boost their businesses. But they warn it’s not an easy industry to expand.
British Columbia officials introduced law changes last week that would strengthen its ability to enforce mining laws in response to the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster of 2014. But critics in Alaska aren’t convinced the B.C. government would use those penalties to protect watersheds in Southeast.
As Wrangell continues to focus on marine trades as an economic driver, the borough is considering purchasing a former mill site six miles south of town to provide more room for the marine services industry.
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) is on track to complete an expansion of its hydro storage capacity by October 2016.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a 20-year prison term followed by a lifetime of supervised release for former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard ahead of his sentencing hearing next week.