Tag Archives: Angoon

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. more

What’s next for longtime lawmaker Albert Kookesh?

Outgoing Sealaska Board Chairman Albert Kookesh addresses Native leaders during a 2011 issues forum. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Angoon Democratic Senator Albert Kookesh ends his 18-year career at the Capitol when the Legislature is sworn in this January. But the longtime Southeast Alaska politician still has plenty on his plate. more

Feds won’t take over Chatham fisheries, at least for now

Kootznoowoo’s Peter Naoroz, left, and seiner Bob Thorstenson, right, listen as Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Chairman Bert Adams presents recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board earlier this year.

Federal officials will not take over management of some waters near Angoon from the state – at least for now. They recently rejected a petition from Angoon’s Native corporation aimed at increasing subsistence salmon harvests. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

Subsistence board won’t release Angoon decision

Bert Adams of the Regional Advisory Committee, Pete Probasco of the subsistence management office and Federal Subsistence Board Chairman Tim Towarak during Wednesday's meeting.

The Federal Subsistence Board for Alaska will not release its position on a village corporation’s petition to change management of nearby state fisheries. more