The Toksook Bay Tribe has received more than $10 million to construct trails to the nearby community of Nightmute, and along the coast to the fishing grounds at Umkumiut, an important subsistence location.
The trio of men from Naukati Bay, Prince of Wales Island, face criminal charges after pilfering nearly four tons of sea cucumbers from a Whale Pass scientific preserve that’s been off limits to fishing for decades, Alaska Wildlife Troopers say.
Coinciding with the Iditarod sled dog race, Unalakleet issued an emergency ordinance to address loose dogs running free around the community. Many residents complained about a problem, and not everyone is happy with the solution.
The skies cleared Tuesday morning, allowing Juneau Mountain Rescue volunteers to continue the search for two climbers missing since last week. A Juneau Mountain Rescue team took off shortly after 10 a.m. and will search as long as they can.
Juneau’s subcommittee tasked with revising the mining ordinance is recommending a light touch approach ahead of any major changes. The debate over the city’s mine review powers has reopened old wounds between mine boosters and environmentalists divided over mining in the community.