Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

Angela Denning, CoastAlaska
an alaska state ferry

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.
aerial view of cars parking alongside the Taku River

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.
large boat on the water

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.
a man sits on a boat called Norseman

‘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.
Three caught chum salmon

Hatchery chums are returning strong in Southeast Alaska

Last year’s haul was worth about $25 million. This year will probably be better.
Interior: A person standing in an unfinished house

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.
Aerial view of a lake surrounded by forest

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.
A fishing boat underway in the water

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.
two women look at a crab, one takes notes and one measures 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.
a symbol on a buliding

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.
An older man standing in front of a tall hedge

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.
A whale tale above the water in front of mountains

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.
A mother and her teenaged daughter hug in a field of sunflowers

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.
A bunch of crab in a pot

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.
A person in full PPE talks to a woman sitting on a chair.

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.
A sign encouraging COVID-19 precautions

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.
People in gloves and smocks take the bones out of fish.

Alaska seafood processors expect to spend more this year on pandemic-related costs

Last year, they spent about $70 million on mitigation measures and responding to the pandemic. This year, that total is expected to be even more: Over $100 million.
small white weasel near some ropes on a barn floor

New ermine species found on Southeast Alaska island

It’s called the Haida Ermine, and it’s one of three main ermine species in the world, and scientists who studied the mammal believe there could be other animals that are also unique to this area.
An entryway to a building

Petersburg COVID-19 outbreak grows to 46 cases

The medical center in Petersburgh as ventilators on site but would likely medevac patients out for that treatment, they said. They have medevaced one patient so far in the outbreak.