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Among 100+ proposals, Sitka’s sac roe herring fishery a top issue

The parking lot at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka is packed to the gills. That’s because the Alaska Board of Fisheries is in town, reviewing over 100 finfish proposals. One of the major battles concerns the future of the Sitka sac roe herring fishery.

Testimony opens at Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka

And so it begins. The Alaska Board of Fisheries will be in Sitka for almost two full weeks considering hundreds of proposals for changes in the management of Southeast Alaska's shellfish, herring, salmon, and bottomfish fisheries.

Judge rules in favor of City in Sitka dock lawsuit

A superior court judge has ruled against former Sitka mayor Marko Dapcevich, who was suing the city over the construction of a dock, and who wanted to hold the city’s administrator and current mayor financially responsible.

Pate, Willoughby lead list of candidates for Sitka bench

Two Southeast attorneys have been nominated to succeed Sitka Superior Court judge David George, who will retire from the bench in April. Jude Pate and Julie Willoughby were selected Monday (1-8-18) by the Alaska Judicial Council after background checks, interviews, and a public hearing in the Sitka courthouse.

CoastAlaska soon to own KSTK to keep local station alive

The Southeast public radio consortium CoastAlaska will acquire Wrangell’s local station, KSTK. The move is an effort by both parties to keep the station healthy in the face of increased funding challenges on both the state and...

Salmon seiner forfeits boat for creek robbing

A commercial salmon seine fisherman from Klawock has to forfeit his boat, his catch and pay a fine of over 32,000 dollars for fishing too close to a salmon stream and other charges. 32-year-old Curtiss Demmert was charged after...

Petersburg electric department reorganization back on track

A plan to reorganize Petersburg’s borough departments for the oversight of the local electric utility is moving forward again. The borough assembly Tuesday directed staff to proceed with a plan that will lead to the creation of...

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