Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

a moose

Southeast Alaska harvest data shows moose moving to new areas

Frank Robbins, the state wildlife biologist for the area, says moose are being harvested where they’ve never been before.
a bear and a trash can

Hoonah gives residents bear-resistant trash cans but most of Southeast Alaska can’t afford them

Hoonah is a small community on the northeastern side of Chichagof Island. The island has the world’s densest population of brown bears.
a red mudshark shirt with ornate designs

Alaska tribes bring cultural items home with federal grants

Important objects like ceremonial masks and drums are scattered throughout the collections of museums across the globe.
black seaweed

Alaska harvesters and scientists share concern over black seaweed

Black seaweed is a culturally significant delicacy in Southeast Alaska. But traditional harvesters say it hasn't looked or tasted right in recent years.
A state ferry on the water at dusk.

Alaska Marine Highway System plans for 3 new ferries in 4 years

Three new ferries will be added to the fleet by the end of 2027. One of them will be a hybrid model, and one will be electric.
an old culvert, with water around it

Forest Service identifies nearly 700 Tongass stream crossings that could block migrating fish

Nearly 700 sites along Tongass National Forest streams could obstruct fish from migrating, according to a new report from the U.S. Forest Service.
the state ferry Columbia

Alaska state ferry Columbia tied up for repairs

All Columbia sailings through June 27 are canceled.
shipping containers on a ship

Port of Seattle closure could cause cargo delays for Alaska

About 90% of Alaska’s goods arrive by ship or barge, and most of that comes via Seattle.
a biologist

Want to help Alaska biologists log migratory fish? There’s an app for that.

Biologists and others are hoping that a new phone app will encourage Alaskans to help map fish species living in the state's rivers and streams.
Yak Timber logging

Yak Timber files for bankruptcy after its parent village corporation is sued for $13M

A timber company owned by Yakutat’s village corporation has filed for bankruptcy after a bank sued over $13 million in outstanding debts.

Fishing guides at a Petersburg lodge charged with over 50 violations

State and federal officers were involved in the investigations, including undercover officers posing as fishing clients.
a Ketchikan Police logo

Ketchikan man pleads guilty to running ‘Anything Goes’ child porn ring

Walter William Onstad, 45, has pleaded guilty to distributing child porn online, with Ketchikan police finding hundreds of explicit images on his phone.

Metlakatla woman fatally struck 3-year-old son, brother with SUV, police say

Alecia Henderson, 27, faces seven counts in the April 22 collision, including two counts each of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
the state ferry Matanuska

Alaska’s new state ferry director says reliability is his priority

Craig Tornga comes to the job with 46 years in the marine industry, including Crowley Marine Services in Alaska and Kirby Offshore Marine in Texas.
Alaska state ferry workers

Alaska’s ferry system expands hiring efforts amid recruiting, retention issues

Two state ferries were scheduled to sail the key Yakutat-Bellingham route this summer — but there’s only enough staff to run one of them.
the state ferry Kennicott

Alaska’s state ferry system hires a new boss

Craig Tornga has been hired as the Alaska Marine Highway System’s new marine director, overseeing hundreds of workers and nine ships.
the dock of a cruise ship, with mountains across the water

Alaska looks to obscure accounting quirk to turn old federal funds into new ones for state ferries

Alaska is set to get $285 million to modernize its ferry fleet. But to spend the windfall, the state needs to put up money, too.
a wolf

No deer, no problem: Sea otters become main course for this Southeast Alaska wolf pack

On a tiny, remote island in Southeast Alaska, scientists recently made a surprising discovery: Wolves are eating sea otters.
Bert Stedman

Sen. Bert Stedman: Alaska’s PFD formula should change this year

For the 11th year Stedman, R-Sitka, will co-chair the Senate Finance Committee. He’ll oversee efforts to create a multi-billion dollar operating budget.
John Falvey

Alaska’s Marine Highway System sees leadership changes

Capt. John Falvey, the state ferry system's manager since 2004, is retiring later this month.