Southeast News

Everyone says no; maybe that’s a good sign?

(USDA photo)The Tongass Advisory Committee kicked off day 2 of its three-day meeting in Ketchikan Thursday with more than an hour of public comment. That input was consistently negative. But some committee members took that as a good sign.

Tongass Advisory Committee has doubts

The Tongass Advisory Committee kicked off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan on Wednesday.At the start of a three-day meeting in Ketchikan, TAC members said they were confident their recommendations could lead to success, but they weren't confident that the Forest Service will take those recommendations to heart.

TAC could vote on timber recommendations

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The Tongass Advisory Committee will kick off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday morning, and on the agenda is the potential adoption of recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service.

No one injured in Monday floatplane mishap

Nobody was injured when a floatplane hit an object in the water Monday morning while landing in Ketchikan’s Tongass Narrows, but the collision damaged a pontoon that started taking on water, causing the plane to sink.

Student : You can climb the mountain, too

Starla Agoney gave the student commencement speech during Saturday's UAS graduation at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.Starla Agoney received her degree in elementary education in full regalia, with her graduate’s tassel pinned to a traditional woven cedar-bark hat.

Tlingit-Haida pushes for larger tribal role in U.N.

Will Micklin at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Courtesy photoThe Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants a larger forum to address its concerns.

1st large ship kicks off Ketchikan cruise season

First Cruise Ship 2015 4In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.

Local Secure Rural School amount announced

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough redistricting plan for Southeast does not specify how Juneau's two districts will be split up.A list of eligible boroughs and communities shows that Ketchikan will receive $1,059,007.48. But, the actual number likely will be closer to $900,000.

Alaska senator continues pushback on Hyder issue

Hyder signAlaska’s senior senator sent another letter this week to Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, stressing the importance of keeping the border open 24 hours a day between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia.

Fast-moving storm hits hard on its way north

A tree fell onto a house in Saxman, on Killer Whale Avenue.A big storm blew through southern Southeast on Tuesday, toppling trees and leading to extensive power outages.