Tracy Welch grew up in Petersburg and has a background in commercial fishing, gillnetting and long-lining.
The bill would grant just 23,040 acres of land that’s now national forest to each of the five new corporations.
Joseph Tagaban first learned he had a rare form of cancer known as acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, last year.
Eventually, the forests evolve into old growth with a healthy ecosystem that is better for wildlife. But it takes a very, very long time.
Health officials say the spread of the virus is not decreasing.
The Southeast harvests in both 2020 and 2018 were around 8 million fish — among some of the lowest in decades.
Petersburg’s third COVID-19 outbreak is on its way to becoming its worst.
The state spent $40 million to extend and upgrade the remote road outside of the Southeast Alaska village of Kake across the northern side of the island to a new boat ramp about 12 miles from Petersburg.
The resolution asks for a pause on permitting for new mine projects until there’s an agreement between the U.S. and Canada on protecting rivers from mining pollution.
Nearly half this year’s haul, or 61 moose, came from Kupreanof Island.