More cruise ship tourists visited Alaska this year than last. But some ports did better than others.
Total of twelve boaters are the focus of Seward, Sitka, and Cordova area operations.
There are new developments in the battle over a popular fishing area near Sitka. The board of a closed college and a Native corporation have filed competing ownership claims.
The Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing vessel capsized and sank while pulling in loaded salmon nets but another nearby boat rescued all five of the stricken vessel's crew members.
Here's a slideshow of July 4th photos from Douglas, Juneau, Sitka and Petersburg.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries addresses Southeast finfish issues starting on Friday (Feb. 24).
Members will consider 145 proposals from advisory boards, gear groups and individuals.
For the last four years, the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit has brought together some of the brightest young minds in the industry. The gathering took place in Juneau for the first time this year.
The ferry Taku may be back in action on Thursday (January 26th), after its second breakdown this month. The 370-passenger ship was tied up in Juneau Sunday night due to a problem with its propeller control system. Officials then cancelled a roundtrip sailing to Prince Rupert.
Lt. Lance Leone faces charges related to negligence and dereliction of duty after the July 2010 crash of his H-60 helicopter. Those closest to him say the incident won't keep him from flying.
Additional charge being investigated as hearing winds down on allegations of dereliction of duty and negligence against Lieutenant Lance Leone.