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Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service career

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service careerThe man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pondA new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

Man pleads guilty in Petersburg rock pit explosion

Man pleads guilty in Petersburg rock pit explosionA man who injured himself in an explosion at Petersburg’s rock pit last July will not be going to trial on federal explosives charges.

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadline

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadlineMembers of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.

Heavy rains prompt landslide warnings for Southeast communities

Heavy rains prompt landslide warnings for Southeast communitiesAnother large, wet and warm weather system is looming off the Southeast Alaska coast.

Kake powerline project a little closer to construction

Kake powerline project a little closer to constructionThe Kake Petersburg Intertie as it’s called, has been under study for decades but the environmental review of the project underway has supporters thinking it’s a little closer to construction.

Alaska Board of Game tackles Southeast proposals

Alaska Board of Game tackles Southeast proposalsThe state Board of Game is holding its regional meeting in Juneau this week.

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s broken

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s brokenLike most Alaska lawmakers, Juneau Rep Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets. He’s especially concerned about funding for schools, police and basic services.

Petersburg man sentenced on child porn charges

Petersburg man sentenced on child porn chargesFormer school maintenance director Tye Leif Petersen was ordered to serve 12 years in prison.

Eight Southeast cities plan for scrap-metal recycling

Eight Southeast cities plan for scrap-metal recyclingA Ketchikan company will soon begin collecting and recycling scrap metal from Wrangell, Petersburg and six Prince of Wales Island communities.
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