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USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh optionsA court decision allowing the Big Thorne timber sale will help speed changes in Tongass logging. But opponents say it will damage other Southeast Alaska industries.

Prince Rupert pushes for ferry help

Prince Rupert pushes for ferry helpPrince Rupert leaders are in Juneau this week to lobby for continued connections with Southeast Alaska.

Ketchikan borough assembly denies Saxman rezoning request

Saxman has lost its request for a zoning change that would have allowed it to bring in mobile buildings that proponents said would benefit tourists to the southeast Alaska community.

Summit looks at food security, development

Summit looks at food security, developmentBusiness, government and other regional leaders will meet in Juneau March 17-18 for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollutionCruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. Scrubbers are aimed at clearing the air — and meeting new regulations. But it’s also dodging some stronger, more expensive measures.

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.

Update: Skier injured in avalanche near Haines

A skier who was testing slopes near Haines for an upcoming international ski competition was injured in an avalanche this morning.

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect serviceOne of the Alaska Marine Highway’s new ferry engines is down. That could affect service in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Ketchikan girl wins statewide subsistence board art contest

Ketchikan girl wins statewide subsistence board art contestThe winning entry will serve as the cover art for an agency publication detailing the 2015- to 2017 subsistence management regulations for fish and shellfish in federal waters of Alaska.

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.
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