Sealaska Response to Sheldon Jackson College Redoubt Bay “Color of Title” Claim

Sealaska Response to Sheldon Jackson College Redoubt Bay “Color of Title” Claim

On June 20, 2012, BLM issued an order in Sheldon Jackson College’s (“SJ”) Color of Title Claim setting deadlines for SJ to submit its proof of claim to … more

College trustees push Redoubt ownership claim

Sheldon Jackson College Trustee Heather McCarty, center, speaks at a Monday press conference about claims to the Redoubt Lake area. Trustees Rob Allen, left, and Gary Paxton, right, listen.Sheldon Jackson College’s Board of Trustees says it’s strengthened its claim to the area around Redoubt Lake. It's a popular sport and subsistence fishing area, about a 15-mile skiff ride south of Sitka.

Fast ferries added to online, interactive map

Crew members tie up the fast ferry Fairweather in Sitka earlier this month. The ship and its sister, the Chenega, can now be tracked via an online interactive map.Alaska Marine Highway System travelers can now track all ferries online. The fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather were added to an interactive map showing ships' whereabouts and expected arrival times.

Energy Cents targets home heat, power costs

Home energy improvement supplies and tools.A new energy-conservation effort is targeting home power and heating costs in more than a dozen Southeast Alaska communities.

Groups go after invasive weed on Admiralty Island

Angoon Community Association Watershed Crew Leader Calvin Washington looks for invasive black bindweed in Whitewater Bay. Photo courtesy SEACC.There’s an effort underway to eradicate a Lower 48 weed that’s choking off plant life in part of Southeast Alaska. Three organizations combined forces to pull black bindweed from a beach.

Stedman: Projects could help region’s economy

Sitka Senator Bert Stedman at a Bipartisan Working Group press conference. Photo courtesy the Bipartisan Working Group.Sitka Senator Bert Stedman was a key player in this year’s oil-tax and gasline battles. And he managed the capital budget as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He also focused on projects and issues in his district, which includes Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg.

Both sides testify on subsistence controversy

Kootznoowoo General Manager Peter Naoroz, left, addresses the Federal Subsistence Board Thursday during its Juneau meeting. Alaska Native Brotherhood subsistence leader Bob Loescher, right, listens. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld.Different sides of the Angoon sockeye controversy made their case before the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday.

Special Holiday Programming


This weekend: don’t miss The Battery Exchange, Christmas with the Roncos, and Christmas at St. Olaf,  plus a whole lot more. Also, Prairie Home Companion and Radio Boogie will air at slightly different times on Saturday. Here’s the full schedule:… more

Lake levels renew call for conservation

The Green Lake Dam, as seen in a 2008 file photo. As water levels begin to drop, the city has renewed its call for Sitkans to conserve electricity. (File photo)On Nov. 9, Green Lake was 19 feet below full – no change from the week before – and Blue Lake was 13 feet below full. That’s a drop of one foot from the week prior. The city anticipates it will need $1.6 million in diesel fuel to keep up with demand for electricity.

State revenue sharing rescues Sitka's '12 general fund

Sitka’s municipal budget is back from the brink. At a special assembly meeting Thursday evening (5-5-11) in Harrigan Centennial Hall, city administrator Jim Dinley reported that a deficit of almost $800,000 had been dramatically reduced by eleventh-hour action of the Alaska Legislature.