Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

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.
the Good River

An 8-bridge fish passage project near Gustavus has been finished

The project should help juvenile fish maneuver through Southeast Alaska's Good River, as rising land lifts existing culverts from nearby streams.
a snow patch surrounded by trees

Tribal groups call for halt to logging at ‘sacred and culturally historic’ site near Yakutat

Yakutat elder Victoria Demmert says her ancestors harvested salmon at Humpback Creek for hundreds of years.
the state ferry Matanuska

Alaska marine highway board supports bigger budget for 2024

The nearly $160 million approved by the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board would allow all but one of the state’s nine ferries to sail in 2024's summer tourism season.
a woman

Former Alaska couple ordered to pay $1.47M for fraud against Yakutat elder

A state attorney says Carla and Vernon Sigler took 63 percent of Yakutat elder Neva Ogle's money, in handshake deals and forged checks.
A man of Alaska showing places around Cordova and Valdez

Salmon hatchery operator in Prince William Sound agrees to pay $1M for environmental violations

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp. pled guilty to illegally burning fuel and waste at its hatcheries, which led to a worker being seriously injured.

Alaska’s salmon worth $720.4 million this year

Alaska's 2022 harvests for all five salmon species in all fisheries equaled $720.4 million – $76.5 million more than 2021 and $425.2 million more than 2020.
Sealaska dividends graph

Sealaska to pay $15.4M in share dividends this week

Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation, Sealaska, plans to distribute $15.4 million to its approximately 23,000 shareholders on Wednesday.
Yakutat map

State fines Yakutat corporation for shareholder election violations

The State of Alaska fined Yakutat’s village corporation, Yak-Tat Kwaan, $500 for violating election requirements that shareholders receive annual financial information.
Dungeness crab

Southeast Alaska’s summer Dungeness crab fishery worth $10M less than last year

The shortfall was due to a combination of a much lower harvest and a smaller price per pound.
a proposed Alaska state ferry

DOT pursues diesel-electric hybrid design for Tustumena replacement

The aging state ferry Tustumena's replacement is likely to be a battery-powered diesel-electric hybrid, as the state leverages federal funds to green up its fleet.
a wolf seen on a game camera

Southeast Alaska wolves eat over 60 prey species, study finds — including sea otter

Southeast Alaska’s wolves tend to favor deer and moose at mealtime, but in a pinch they won’t say no to black bear – or even sea otter.
the alaska state ferry columbia

Alaska state ferry Columbia to stay tied up this winter

The State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the ferry Columbia sidelined this winter, limiting cross-Gulf of Alaska service until May.