Sage Smiley, KSTK - Wrangell
As for best fisher-bear? That award went to Scuba Sue at Anan Wildlife Observatory.
The paper’s authors say their analysis points to a need for more comprehensive risk consideration for mines to protect salmon watersheds throughout the Northwest.
Local family reopens Wrangell lodge in hopes of easing high demand for hotel and short-term rental space
Before the Youngs reopened the lodge for business, the visitor housing market consisted of one hotel and a few small bed and breakfasts.
The process involves a lot of research and an arsenal of sonar equipment, aerial drones and a magnetometer.
The entire Southeast community is rallying behind the students' effort to win money for their school's art program.
An eight-person crew of scientists, artists and divers are trying to find one of the deadliest shipwrecks in Alaska history.
Wrangell students say they’re confident in their two painted pairs of canvas sneakers that could earn their school’s art program up to $50,000 in prize money.
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4.
Recent polling suggests that a majority of Alaskans support easy access to contraceptives. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy for patients to get them — especially in rural areas.
A new scholarship aims to connect high school students to the seafood industry — and to the legacies of two commercial-fishing siblings who were killed in a crash in 2020.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Tribal government will pilot its new broadband internet program in Wrangell, which it says will, eventually, be available to everyone on the island.
A former Wrangell doctor and former chief of staff of the Wrangell Medical Center has been found guilty of raping a girl in Louisiana more than a decade ago. He will be sentenced Dec. 13 and faces life in prison.
There are plans to redevelop the site of the former Bureau of Indian Affairs facility that was open for 43 years. But sensitivity toward the legacy of abuse and trauma and recent discoveries of graves at Canadian boarding schools have caused local officials to tread carefully before breaking ground.
Bycatch is what fishermen catch unintentionally — fish they aren’t targeting that get caught up in their nets, anyway.
In total, commercial salmon fishermen in the region caught and sold 44 million more salmon than last year.
A beach on the northern tip of Wrangell Island in Southeast Alaska is home to rock carvings estimated to be at least 8,000 years old — petroglyphs made by the ancestors of Wrangell’s Lingít people. Recently, one of the larger petroglyphs seemed to change color. And that ignited some debate in town. Was it vandalism or a naturally-occurring reddening?
Wrangell is looking to hire a COVID greeter for its airport to alert travelers of testing rules, local mandates and where to get vaccinated.
Fisheries managers allow whitefish trawlers to inadvertently scoop up halibut, crab and salmon in their nets. The bycatch rate is relatively low, but because the trawlers catch so much of their target species, the unintended harvest adds up.
If Alaska state leaders can’t resolve an impasse over the budget, large swaths of state government will shut down in July. That could include Alaska’s lucrative summer salmon fisheries, which is causing concern across coastal communities.
Wrangell's wildlife trooper shot and killed a sub-legal moose earlier last year and turned himself in to the agency he works for. But he said it's made him a more empathetic trooper.