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Top Tongass officials stepping down soon

Top Tongass officials stepping down soonForest Supervisor Forrest Cole plans to retire in April and his deputy Tricia O'Connor is taking a new job in Wyoming.

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailings

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailingsJuneau and Haines have lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing. High winds, heavy seas and freezing spray sent the Aurora back dock.

Despite spending freeze, Juneau Access road effort continues

Despite spending freeze, Juneau Access road effort continuesWork continues on the Juneau Access Project, despite Gov. Bill Walker’s spending freeze. But it doesn’t involve moving dirt or pouring concrete.

Snowless Southeast weather expected to continue

Snowless Southeast weather expected to continueIf the trend continues, snowpacks will be smaller and hydropower plants could run out of water in the summer. Salmon streams could run low, making it harder for fry to leave and adults to spawn.

Mining, timber, elections top 2014 Southeast news

Mining, timber, elections top 2014 Southeast newsThe year in news in Southeast Alaska can be summed up by three topics: mining, timber and elections.

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plansA controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday. That worries critics, who say the development could pollute salmon-bearing rivers.

Coastline search leads to first residents’ camps

Coastline search leads to first residents’ campsUnderstanding the rise and fall of Southeast Alaska's landscape is helping scientists learn more about the area’s early human settlements.

Capital budget has few Southeast projects

Capital budget has few Southeast projectsSoutheast projects in Gov. Bill Walker’s pared-down capital budget are mostly road, ferry and bridge work that could be funded by the federal government.

Sealaska lands bill passes Congress

Sealaska lands bill passes CongressA bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress.

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitat

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitatScientists know climate change is altering rain and snowfall patterns in the Tongass National Forest. A new study details how that could affect salmon and suggests what can be done.