The Forest Service is questioning visitors and locals using the central and southern parts of the Tongass. Up to 30 staffers are surveying hikers, picnickers, cabin-users, and others through October. It's similar to a survey done in Sitka and Hoonah last year.Read More
Month: May 2009
Sitka's Assembly is buying a parcel of Sheldon Jackson College land for a recycling center. And it's granting a continued rent discount to Fortress of the Bear.Read More
Sitka Senator Bert Stedman says the legislature will not overturn Governor Sarah Palin's decision to reject stimulus funds tied to energy standards. But he says she should accept the funds. And he says concerns about "strings attached" were overblown.Read More
Alaska Natives with roots in five Southeast communities would get their own village corporations under new federal legislation. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the landless Native bill as part of a package aimed at improving the region’s economy.Read More
The recession has cost Sealaska tens of millions of dollars. Leaders of the Southeast-based regional Native corporation says it’s still strong, with new businesses entering new markets. But its investments have dropped in value, which will affect shareholders’ dividends.
Click on "more" to find a link to Sealaska’s annual report.Read More