Southeast News

A sigh of relief from travel-convention organizers

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What happens when you have 400 guests in town at the biggest convention Sitka has ever seen and the main water main into town breaks? more

Tour industry, visitor bureaus to meet in Sitka

Cruise-ship tourists view Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier from a sand bar. The glacier is one of the most popular stops in the capital city.

Leaders of Alaska’s visitors’ industry will gather in Sitka Oct. 7-10 for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s annual conference. more

7 things you may not know about Alaska Airlines

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1) Two-thirds of Alaskans belong to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. And there’s more. more

Development group pushes new Tongass approach

Second- or young-growth trees cover a Tongass National Forest hillside in southern Southeast Alaska. A proposal from the Southeast Conference could use newer forested areas to replace old-growth habitat. (CoastAlaska News photo.)

The Southeast Conference wants to change the way the Tongass National Forest is managed. more

Southeast leaders consider region’s maritime industry

The Ketchikan Shipyard is a big part of Southeast's maritime industry, which will be discussed at this year's Southeast Conference meeting. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

About 250 Southeast business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in Sitka Sept. 17-19. more

Huna Totem may build own dock without city grant

Johan Dybdahl, Icy Strait Point director of special projects, talks about the area's history as a cruise ship is anchored behind him. Huna Totem Corp. owns the attraction.

Hoonah’s village Native corporation may build its own cruise-ship dock, bypassing a city effort funded by the Legislature. more

Southeast wins, loses in capital budget

Southeast communities won and lost when the Senate Finance Committee released its capital budget this week. more

Tsunami warning cancelled

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center cancelled tonight’s tsunami warning for all coastal areas of Southeast Alaska shortly before 2 AM (1-5-13). Sitka fire chief Dave Miller has ordered the evacuation to stand down.

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Four Southeast cities choose mayors Tuesday

Mayoral-Gavel

Four out of Southeast Alaska’s five largest cities will choose mayors on Tuesday. Two have incumbents on the ballot, while the other two will choose among newcomers – or politicians rejoining the race. more

Recalled Wrangell hospital board members want suit dropped

Six recalled Wrangell hospital board members are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the borough’s government. more