Southeast News

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.

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.

Southeast wins, loses in capital budget

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

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-GavelFour 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.

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.

Following in the footsteps of Ricketts and Calvin

SantaCruzTeamNearly 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.

Brewery tries Facebook to catch a thief

brewery security cameraYou 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.

Nonprofit provides mental health safety net for young Sitkans

YASThe 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.

Under cloudy skies, Sitka has a party

Flag_girl_smYesterday (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.