Southeast News

Following in the footsteps of Ricketts and Calvin


Nearly eighty years ago Ed Ricketts and Jack Calvin transformed the way we think about marine biology. Now, new researchers are in Sitka, exploring the beaches that inspired them. more

Brewery tries Facebook to catch a thief

brewery security camera

You may use Facebook to share photos from your summer vacation or goof off at work. But Sitka resident Rick Armstrong has found a different use for the social network — he’s using Facebook to try to catch a thief. more

Nonprofit provides mental health safety net for young Sitkans


The Youth Advocates of Sitka provide a range of mental health services to young people, meeting what they say is a large, and often hidden, need on the island. more

Under cloudy skies, Sitka has a party


Yesterday (7-4-12) wasn’t the sunniest Fourth of July, but the rain held off — at least until after the parade — and Sitka had a party. KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz took a walk around town, and she sent us this audio postcard and slideshow. more

Advisory panel chimes in on transportation plan

The mainline ferry Kennicott pulls out of Whittier as fishermen watch. Ed Schoenfeld photo.

Alaska’s ferry advisory panel wants a few changes in Southeast’s transportation system. That could include new roads, such as one across Baranof Island from Sitka, that would shorten ferry routes more

Sealaska defaults on part of California casino land

Sealaska has lost some its California casino land to foreclosure. But the regional Native corporation says it won’t hinder the project. more

Timber task force pushing for jobs

Alaska’s Timber Jobs Task Force is looking for ways to increase logging and milling employment. It recently held its fifth meeting in Coffman Cove, on Prince of Wales Island. more

ANB, ANS adopt joint constitution

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood are becoming closer. The longtime Southeast advocacy groups voted last week to work under the same, updated constitution. Before, they were separate. more

Road, line work starts at Reynolds Creek hydroproject

Haida Energy is starting to build Prince of Wales Island’s next hydropower plant. But it stillThe Reynolds Creek hydroproject has long been a dream of the Haida village Native corporation, based in Hydaburg. more