Angela Denning, CoastAlaska
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.
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.
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.
Alaska ferry system goes back to flat rates this winter
The Alaska Marine Highway System will put a winter pause on dynamic pricing, which increased ferry fares up to 50 percent based on capacity.
Tulsequah Chief Mine might see cleanup after 65 years
The Tulsequah Chief mine is in Canada, about 20 miles from the Alaska border near Juneau.
Draft ferry schedule includes more sailings, but leaves some communities with large service gaps
The 418-foot flagship Columbia will be back online in November for the first time since it was sidelined to save money in 2019.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ get the cold shoulder when looking for land in Southeast
The famous Brown family tried to buy land in Alaska after living in Washington the last three years. But locals did not welcome them as neighbors.
Hatchery chums are returning strong in Southeast Alaska
Last year’s haul was worth about $25 million. This year will probably be better.
Housing identified as top problem for Southeast Alaska businesses
Most businesses in Southeast Alaska say a lack of workforce housing is hurting their economic outlook.
Forest Service seeks to restore logged area on Admiralty Island
Cube Cove is on the northwest side of Admiralty Island. The area was heavily logged – mostly by clear cut – in the 1980s and 90s.
Gov. Dunleavy’s budget vetoes include $5M cut for seafood marketing institute
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is a state agency with a mission to increase the economic value of Alaska seafood and create a demand for it.
Southeast’s Dungeness crab fishery to close early after slow start
It’s only the third time in the last 20 years that the season has been shortened — 2013 and 2017 saw early closures, too.
Blood quantum requirement dropped for Sealaska Corporation enrollment
The change means descendants of original shareholders no longer need to prove they have one–quarter Native blood to become a shareholder, which was a requirement set by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.
Per capita, Alaskans are the country’s most-scammed people
Although seniors lose the most money to fraud, people aged 18-30 get scammed the most often.
Citizen science program uses artificial intelligence to track thousands of humpback whales
Through photographs shared by whale watchers, Happy Whale has recorded thousands of whales that travel to and from Alaska.
Petersburg residents worry about family and friends in Ukraine
Oksana Tolkachova says her family in Ukraine goes to bed every night fully dressed, ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
Southeast Alaska’s upcoming tanner crab fishery could be the best in decades
State crab managers say they haven’t seen this kind of encouraging preview for Southeast’s tanner fishery for a few decades.
Petersburg police officer fired after Nazi-themed social media post
The post appeared to be supportive of Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany, but the former officer says it was a reference to a comedy film that was taken out of context.
In Petersburg, home health care nurses are crucial to keep people out of hospitals
A team of 8 home health nurses has been visiting households around the Southeast Alaska community, delivering supplies and caring for COVID patients. Their work has helped keep the town's hospitals from overcrowding during the worst surge of the pandemic.
Petersburg’s COVID response team seeks mask mandate amid surge in local cases
A Petersburg leadership team responding to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is imploring the public for help. Cases were up to about 30 as of Wednesday. The team is asking residents to get vaccinated if they can, mask when indoors, get tested, stay home if they’re sick and limit gatherings.