Devil’s club is probably best known as a plant to avoid at all costs. But several small Southeast Alaska companies have a different take. They’re turning the roots, stems and bark of the plant into rubs and salves to treat sore joints and damaged skin.
The Alaska Native Brotherhood is celebrating its 100th birthday. ANB and the Alaska Native Sisterhood are celebrating at the Grand Camp convention in Sitka.
A regional panel says Stikine River subsistence sockeye harvests should no longer be limited. The Southeast Alaska Regional Advisory Council voted Wednesday (Sept. 26th) to remove the fishery’s 600-sockeye guideline harvest level.
A nationwide consumer scam has hit Sitka. It involves online sales of counterfeit coupons.
Sitka officials want more state money to help raise the Blue Lake Dam. Hydropower expansion tops a list of about 30 projects targeted for legislative grants or other state funding.
Sealaska Corporation has formally responded to Sheldon Jackson College Trustees’ claim to a popular fishing area near Sitka.
Sealaska says it’s the better party to take ownership of Redoubt Falls. Sheldon Jackson College trustees are advancing their claim to 160 acres in the area, but the corporation says it should be Native land.
Any study examining Sitka’s distinctiveness absolutely must include a fisherman – fishing has been a mainstay of civilization on Baranof Island, literally since the dawn of civilization. But not all fishermen are men. In part four of her five-part series of Sitka profiles, reporter Diana Saverin meets Linda Behnken, who is a fisherman, resource advocate, policy planner, and mom.
It’s hard to think of Herb Didrickson as anything but fast. Decades since he left the basketball court and the track, this respected Tlingit elder still elicits knowing smiles from those who saw him play, and those who continue to hear the stories of how the young Didrickson crossed cultural barriers through sports.
Sawmill Cove Industrial Park will continue to market the availability of a quarry on its property, despite significant concerns over the safety of blasting rock so close to neighboring seafood workers.