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Sealaska invests in Seattle fish processing plant

Sealaska Plaza is the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters. Officials say winter dividends will be paid around Dec. 5. (Heather Bryant/KTOO)Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.

They’re here! First summer cruise passenger roam Sitka

The Norwegian Pearl at Old Sitka Dock on Monday (5-9-16). Although industry experts believe more passengers will come ashore at OSD, some downtown merchants believe it takes them longer to arrive. (KCAW photo, Emily Kwong)The first cruise ship of the season stopped in Sitka today (Monday 5-9-16), unleashing as many as 2,300 tourists downtown. While the streets were busy, some shops were slow.

New Tribal shellfish lab scores a win for early detection

Clam digging is popular throughout coastal Alaska. These clam diggers are working near Sadie Cove, on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. (Flickr photo/Isaac Wedin)There’s been an outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning at a popular clamming beach in Sitka -- but no one has become sick. A new lab detected the high levels of toxins, and quickly alerted users.

Mt. Edgecumbe celebrates strength at graduation

IMG_7226Mt. Edgecumbe High School seniors celebrated new beginnings Thursday (5-5-16) at their commencement ceremony in a fully-packed Performing Arts Center. The class of 2016 shared memories, inspirational quotes and baby pictures at the emotional event that also acknowledged retiring superintendent Bill Hutton.

Sealaska finances improve, but losses continue

Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott discusses the regional Native corporation's finances May 2, 2016, during a press briefing in the Sealaska Board Room. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Sealaska just released its 2015 annual report, which illustrates its financial ups and downs. Those affect more than 22,000 shareholders, who receive dividends twice a year.

Property destroyed by slide still taxable

A new home under construction on Sitka's Kramer Avenue was totally obliterated in the slide. A neighboring new home stands unscathed. Four people remain missing . (NOAA/NWS photo, Joel Curtis)A Sitka property wiped out by last year’s deadly landslide is still taxable, at least according to city code.

SeaTech students research whales

IMG_4859 (1)Although graduation is this week, school is not over for some science students at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. The class, known as SeaTech, is headed to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego to present their original research on beluga and narwhal bioacoustics.

Harry Race burglar indicted

A Sitka man is facing three felony charges for breaking into Harry Race Pharmacy last November. A Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Derek R. Baird, age 28, for burglary in the second degree, after he allegedly entered the pharmacy after it was closed.

Putting your best foot forward at the Native Youth Olympics

IMG_2635Mt. Edgecumbe High School sent fifteen students to the Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage last weekend (4-2-16 to 4-23-16). The event draws Alaskan Native teens from around the state in three days of intense competition.

Ferry fares rise for third time in a year

Passengers board the ferry Malaspina while vehicles wait to load at the Auke Bay terminal in Juneau. Travelers will no longer be able to take advantage of some discounts, due to budget cuts. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.