Tag: Mount Jumbo

Land swap removes Sitka’s Indian River from Trust’s logging list

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board approved its largest land exchange to date earlier this month (1-3-19), sparing over 400 acres in Sitka's Indian River valley from future logging. Through the deal, up to 40,000 acres of land in and around Southeast communities will change hands between the Trust and the U.S. Forest Service. Read More

Coast Guard rescues 11 from Prince of Wales plane crash site

Eleven people have survived an airplane crash Tuesday morning (7-10-18) on Prince of Wales Island, and were back in Ketchikan by early afternoon, following a combined rescue effort of the Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue, and Temsco Helicopters. The Taquan Air de Haviland Otter was located at 2,000 feet on Mount Jumbo, 39 miles from Ketchikan. Read More

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