Southeast News

LNG project officials: Trained workforce needed

Tessa Gill of Pacific NorthWest LNG talks about a proposed LNG facility near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Also pictured is Herb Pond, former mayor of Prince Rupert, who works with the BG Group. They were part of a panel discussion during Southeast Conference's fall meeting in Prince Rupert.Liquified Natural Gas industry representatives from Alaska and British Columbia talked during Southeast Conference about their projects, including the need for workforce training and the possibility of bringing natural gas to Southeast Alaska.

Report: SE economy trending downward

Meilani Schijvens of Rain Coast Data presents the annual Southeast By the Numbers report at Southeast Conference.Over the last five years, Southeast Alaska has grown by more than 2,600 people, and 1,500 jobs. That’s good. But, that growth all happened in the early part of that five-year period. The past year or two has seen a decrease. That’s bad.

Change on the horizon for Alaska ferry system

2-12 Three ferries at Ketchikan Shipyard 1Change was the theme of the Alaska Marine Highway System presentation during Day 1 of Southeast Conference’s annual fall meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Groups ask for emergency ESA wolf listing

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Six conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.

Discarded broken clock leads to bomb scare

This is the "novelty" alarm clock that caused the scare last week at the Hollis Ferry Terminal. (Photo courtesy Dennis Watson.)There was a bomb scare last week at the Hollis ferry terminal, prompting a building evacuation and causing the InterIsland Ferry Authority’s ferry to turn around and head back to Ketchikan. All for a broken alarm clock.

Random acts of art at Ketchikan supermarkets

Tika Hoop performs at Carrs-Safeway while bystanders blow bubbles.Dancer Tika Hoop performed at three grocery stores during the noon hour on Wednesday, confusing a few people who just wanted their groceries, and delighting others.

Hydaburg renovating with an eye on tourism

DSC_1510Hydaburg is making big changes, hoping to boost their local economy and support their way of life through tourism.

Bear killed after damaging property in Saxman

(Stock photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.)A black bear that broke through a garbage enclosure and into a truck at a Saxman family’s home was shot and killed by the homeowner Sunday evening.

Hydaburg gets loan for hydroelectric dam

Aerial view of Rich's Pond and Lake Mellen on Prince of Wales Island, part of the area in the Reynolds Creek hydro project.After more than a decade of planning, the Prince of Wales town has secured a loan that will enable them to build a 5-megawatt hydroelectric facility averaging an approximate 19.3 million kilowatts annually.

Man pleads not guilty to fatal stabbing

0903151431 (1)The man accused of a fatal stabbing in Ketchikan on August 10th plead not guilty today in Ketchikan Superior Court.