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U.S. Coast Guard releases tote-rescue video

The U.S. Coast Guard has released video footage of the rescue of a fisherman who spent Friday night adrift in a fish tote off the shore of Kruzof Island.

According to KCAW in Sitka, Ryan Harris was crewing the Kaitlin Rae, which capsized and sank without warning. The boat’s skipper, Stonie “Mac” Huffman, managed to get into a survival suit. Huffman was hoisted from the beach at Pt. Amelia.

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Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Seabridge Gold's Brent Murphy points to a valley to be dammed to hold tailings from the KSM mine during a July tour. The project just won federal environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government. Critics say it could pollute salmon-bearing rivers. more

Juneau Diocese announces priest changes

Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan will be getting a new priest in February. The Diocese of Juneau announced this week that the Rev. Patrick Travers will leave St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau to serve as the pastor of Holy Name. more