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Southeast Alaska community gets new mayor

Southeast Alaska community gets new mayorThe Ketchikan Daily News reports that 60-year-old Sylvia Banie became mayor after being elected to the position by the Saxman City Council.

Late journalist honored by fishermen’s group

Late journalist honored by fishermen’s groupThe United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz into its Hall of Fame.

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmaker

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmakerThe archives facility at the Walter Soboleff building will be named after William L. Paul Sr.

Sitka couple’s 10-year marriage recognized

Sitka couple’s 10-year marriage recognizedIn 19 years, the couple adopted 12 children and actively pursued opportunities to wed. The first came in 2004, when city officials in San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses.

Feds seek dismissal of King Cove lawsuit

Feds seek dismissal of King Cove lawsuitArguments have been scheduled on the federal government's request to dismiss a lawsuit over the Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road from King Cove to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay.

Polar bear makes appearance in village home

Polar bear makes appearance in village homeKaleak tells the Alaska Dispatch News she was on duty Friday and she got a call by VHF radio that a bear was inside an arctic entryway.

Deer populations near Petersburg continue to struggle

Although the deer population within Petersburg’s city limits is thriving, out of town, it’s a different story.

Calista Corp. to hold vote on adding shareholders

Calista Corp. officials say the regional Alaska Native corporation will be reaching out to shareholders about whether to enroll descendants as shareholders.

Effort underway to get out the Native vote

Nearly one in five potential voters in the state is Alaska Native, and a big push is underway to get them to the polls.

Eaglecrest makes another appearance in Ski Town Throwdown

Eaglecrest makes another appearance in Ski Town ThrowdownPeople have until 8:30 p.m. to vote for Eaglecrest Ski Area.