For almost 30 years, the remote village of Kake has been running its annual summer Keex’ Kwaan Culture Camp – a chance for kids and adults to practice and celebrate Tlingit traditions. It’s the longest running camp of its kind in Alaska. This year, two young women are taking over the reins from a cherished elder and are bringing more Tlingit language to camp and into Kake.
The driver of a van that crashed July 4, 2016, in Petersburg has been charged with murder and manslaughter for the deaths of two of young women in that accident.
A Juneau grand jury returned a five-count indictment Thursday against William Christopher “Chris” Allen, 24.
Four of the six people on the Petersburg borough assembly could be facing a recall election. A group of local residents has turned in applications to the borough seeking a recall petition for Assembly members Jeigh Stanton Gregor, Nancy Strand, Kurt Wohlhueter and Eric Castro.
A large timber sale on the Tongass National Forest is not as large as it was advertised. An environmental watchdog organization has uncovered a U.S. Forest Service document showing a 12-million-board-foot mistake on the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
A caller told the Coast Guard he woke up and found the boat aground with his father no longer piloting the vessel.
The current estimate for the combined summer and fall harvest is 1.68 million pounds — the lowest estimate early since Fish and Game implemented a management plan in 2000.
Petersburg High School students completed their annual survey of the position of the LeConte Glacier on the mainland near Petersburg last month. The southern-most tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere has shown a little change since last year.
The price for troll caught kings was record setting. Fish fetched $8.50 a pound at the docks to start the season, topped $10 a pound during the winter and ended up averaging $9.83 a pound, the highest on record.