9th Circuit denies Big Thorne injunction

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling.

Ortiz hears concerns as session end nears

House District 36 MapWith only a few days left in regular session for the Alaska Legislature, House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held a teleconference Wednesday evening with constituents in Wrangell and Ketchikan to answer questions and hear concerns.

POW airport equipment outages spark debate

POW map BWNational Weather Service-run equipment at the Klawock Airport on Prince of Wales Island has been a subject of debate recently.

9th Circuit considering Big Thorne injunction request

Big Thorne cropA coalition of conservation groups that seeks to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed an emergency motion for an injunction with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals pending resolution of two appeals filed this spring with that court.

Secure Rural Schools secure for 2 more years

The U.S. Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend the Secure Rural Schools program for two more years.

Crests and heraldry to be discussed

Bill Urquhart and John Radzilowski speak about the next Ask UAS presentation – Kinship Art: Crests and Heraldry from Scottish, Tlingit and European Cultures. Irene Dundas will also participate in Thursday’s discussion at the campus library (6:30 pm on 4/16). … more

SEAPA bonds up for Council approval

The Ketchikan City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that would allow the city manager to work with Southeast Alaska Power Agency officials on documents allowing SEAPA to sell bonds for the Swan Lake hydroelectric dam expansion project.

Federal agency reviewing yellow cedar for protection

An aerial shot of a yellow cedar stand. (U.S. Forest Service photo)Based on a petition submitted about a year ago by a coalition of conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that protection for the Alaska yellow cedar tree might be warranted under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Resources available for victims of domestic violence

Diane Gubatayao and Rick Pickrell speak about services available through WISH and KIC for victims of domestic violence – both women and men. Also some statistics about the problem and what you can do to help yourself and others. DomesticViolencemore

House approves Hyder crossing resolution

Hyder signThe Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging the Canadian government to resume 24-hour operations at the border crossing between Hyder, Alaska, and nearby Stewart, British Columbia.