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Sitka High design class marries tradition and technology in student paddle carving project

Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have carved wood paddles and other works of art using tools and methods developed over thousands of years. But that’s not to say this art form is incompatible with new technology. Students at Sitka High School are combining it with computer design software typically used by engineers.  Read More

Southeast’s hatchery chum salmon bonanza a timely hedge against disaster

2018 was the worst season for pink salmon in Southeast Alaska in 44 years -- but it wasn’t the worst season for the salmon fleet, thanks in part to the region’s non-profit hatcheries, according to Steve Reifenstuhl, the general manager of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association. He outlined for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce how hatcheries are a four-decade old bet that has paid off. Read More
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