Tag Archives: Angoon

Reduced Internet frustrates Sitka and Angoon

12705158_1245948982087672_899923341557750907_nMissed connections were hard to avoid this Valentine’s Day (02-14-16) in Sitka and Angoon. The fiber optic cable serving both island communities is damaged, leaving customers with spotty to zero Internet, TV, and phone service.

GCI aims at Saturday, Feb. 20th for restored service

GCI-logo-bigger_0GCI hopes to have full phone, internet and cable restored by Saturday, Feb. 20th. GCI reports that customers will not be charged during this time of reduced services. Updates are available at 907-747-3535

Angoon man injured in house collapse

An Angoon man suffered a sprained ankle when the house he was living in collapsed on Friday night in strong winds.

2015 village elections: Unofficial results

A local bulletin board in Tenakee Springs. (Flickr photo/Daniel Cornwall)Unofficial election results rolled in from around the region last night (10-06-15). Though the winners aren’t official, this is where the numbers stand now for Kake, Angoon, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Port Alexander.

Ballot questions before village voters in Angoon, Kake

The village of Kake is on Keku Strait, 38 air miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. A local contractor starts soon on a Forest Service project tailored for small, local businesses. Photo by Melati Kaye.With the exception of Yakutat, several communities around the region will be casting their own ballots for local leadership.

Kake, Angoon, Klawock match up in 1A championships Friday

Tournament play starts Thursday at 1:30 PM when the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves meet Nikiski.It’s a big night for basketball in Sitka, even though no Sitka team is playing. This week Mt. Edgecumbe has been hosting the Region V Basketball tournament for 1A schools, and the championship games are tonight. Meanwhile in the 3A tourney in Ketchikan, both title games will be played tomorrow (Sat 3-7-15).

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of Fish

Not all drones are alike. This unmanned aircraft -- now banned by the Board -- is just large enough to carry a camera. (Flickr photo/Don McCullough)The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing.

KCAW listener communities elect councils, school board

A local bulletin board in Tenakee Springs. (Flickr photo/Daniel Cornwall)Elections were also held this week in most communities served by KCAW, with the exception of Yakutat, whose voters will go to the polls later this month.

Paddling to the party

Three canoes left Kake this morning, starting a week-long trip to Juneau for Celebration 2014. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Jackson)Three canoes left Kake this morning; a week from now, they'll land in Juneau ten canoes strong. The week-long trek to Celebration 2014 is organized by the One People Canoe Society. Paddlers from Kake, Ketchikan and Wrangell will be joined by canoes from Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat and Haines. So what prompts people to pick up a paddle? It's about "getting back to their roots," says Alicia Chilton, who is skippering the Wrangell canoe. "Or maybe finding them."

Update: Ferry LeConte ready to sail

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. The ship is in drydock to repair a broken bow thruster. (J Webber/Creative Commons)The ferry LeConte will return to service at least a day later than expected. Thursday sailings have been canceled due to ongoing bow-thruster repairs.