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Food bank needs more space to meet higher demand

Food bank needs more space to meet higher demandThe Southeast Alaska Food Bank has doubled its inventory in recent years and is lacking the freezer space to preserve it all. The nonprofit hopes to expand its facilities on city-owned land to build additional storage.

Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priorityRepublican Sen. Bill Stoltze's bill would direct the Department of Fish and Game to prioritize state fisheries for personal use when restrictions are necessary.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.Earl Stewart will take over as Tongass forest supervisor in May. He's moving up from Arizona, where he’s in charge of the Coconino National Forest.

Petersburg processor tries to break into foreign shrimp markets

Petersburg processor tries to break into foreign shrimp marketsThe state’s first shrimp plant started there in 1916, but the market ceased being profitable and the last plant closed down ten years ago.

Fish managers forecast average years for Cook Inlet sockeye

Fish managers forecast average years for Cook Inlet sockeyeThe 2015 outlook for commercial salmon fishing forecasts 3.6 million sockeye returning to the Kenai River and 1.1 million to the Kasilof River.

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transfer

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transferSealaska has taken possession of 70,000 acres that used to be part of the Tongass National Forest.

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry office

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry officeThe latest budget cuts under consideration by one committee would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau.

Feds turning Tongass land over to Sealaska

Feds turning Tongass land over to SealaskaThe federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska Corp.

Southeast power agency plans to bond for dam raising

Southeast power agency plans to bond for dam raisingA power agency in southern Southeast is floating plans to finance a project to increase its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Contractor to continue cleanup of federal ‘legacy’ wells

A contractor will begin work this month remediating six "legacy" wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.