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Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishing

Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishingTwo fishermen recently learned that commercial trolling out of season – even by a single day - can be expensive.

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicated

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicatedA breath sample revealed his blood alcohol level to be .115 percent.

Four-day troll closure starts this weekend

Four-day troll closure starts this weekendSoutheast Alaska’s commercial troll fishing fleet will have to stand down for a few days, starting this weekend.

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William Sound

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William SoundThe crew of a seiner is okay after their fishing vessel capsized in the Prince William Sound earlier this week.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limitWrangell’s new boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska and is expected to boost the former logging town’s growing marine industry. The 300-ton lift last week tested its upper limit.

Slideshow: Alaska State Museum demolition

Slideshow: Alaska State Museum demolitionContractors on Thursday demolished and removed the covered, front entrance of the 47-year-old Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stations

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stationsGCI has completed its purchase of three television stations in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. The deal means the telecom giant now owns almost every commercial TV station in Southeast Alaska.

Southeast commercial troll fleet gets second shot at king salmon

Southeast commercial troll fleet gets second shot at king salmonSoutheast Alaska’s commercial troll fishing fleet will have another crack at king salmon in August even with a big haul from the first Chinook opening in July.

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaught

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaughtThe intensifying competition between Alaska Airlines and rival Delta Air Lines in the Western skies does not seem to be hurting the bottom line of either company.