Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.
Do you like Indie movies? Do you like to give them a thumbs up or thumbs down? Well, Thursday night at the Petersburg Public Library there’s an international film festival that wants your vote.
Should Petersburg tax tobacco products and e-cigarettes? That question goes before local voters in the Oct. 7 municipal election.
One of the largest gatherings of Alaska Natives in Southeast Alaska is happening next week in Petersburg. The 102nd annual convention of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp will run Oct. 8-11 at Petersburg’s community gym.
Southeast Alaska commercial dive fishermen are gearing up to start fishing for geoduck clams and sea cucumbers in October. For geoducks, a complicated fishery has become even more so following last year’s Chinese ban on U.S. Pacific coast shellfish.
This summer's visitors asked about the waterfront's elevation, whether Alaska takes American money and where the Sarah Palin statue is.
The State Department of Fish and Game called another opening for Sunday through Thursday for Districts 6 and 8.
It’s not official yet but it looks like residents in the small Southeast community of Edna Bay this month voted to become Alaska’s newest second class city.
Moose hunting is open near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. So far, the season is off to a good start, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
If you have prescription drugs collecting dust in your medicine cabinet, this Saturday is a good day to get rid of it.
The Petersburg boys’ swim team won a region-wide meet in Juneau last weekend. The Thunder Mountain meet included teams from all over Southeast Alaska.
Senior citizens in Petersburg may see significant changes to their local sales-tax exemption. Four measures on the Oct. 7th local ballot would reduce the age-based tax break.
It’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.
After five years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s labor force and population leveled off in 2013, according to data released Tuesday at the Southeast Conference annual membership meeting.
The Southeast Conference annual membership meeting will bring about 200 people to Wrangell next week. The organization advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska.
The Thomas Bay Power Commission Tuesday resolved to ask the borough assemblies of Wrangell and Petersburg how it can contribute to the communities after a management transfer removed its original responsibilities.
Some Alaska tribal organizations say Aug. 4’s dam break at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some B.C. tribal governments strongly support development.
The British Columbia Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe
Monday’s tailings-dam break at a British Columbia copper and gold mine could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics also say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.
The Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.
The Organized Village of Saxman has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the Federal Subsistence Board’s 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit Native village as non-rural.
Wrangell’s new, 300-ton boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska. It hauled a 300-ton tug boat Tuesday after a week of delays.
A controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.
Southeast Alaskans can learn more about regional transportation projects at a series of meetings starting Aug. 6.
The fifth annual Bearfest started Wednesday, bringing researchers to Wrangell to discuss the symposium theme, “Bears and People.” At the Anan WIldlife Observatory, a careful relationship is maintained between bears and the people who come to watch them fish.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to transfer the operation and management of the Tyee Lake electrical power plant to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency.
Wrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter.
The Thomas Bay Power Commission voted Wednesday to fire the general manager of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The unanimous decision comes after TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls missed TBPC meetings in June and failed to turn over documents requested by the commission.
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations.
James Stough has resigned as president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission and given up his seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. The resignation came after Stough missed two TBPC meetings earlier this month.