Alaska’s House Fisheries Committee is considering a bill that would allow Board of Fisheries and Board of Game members to join discussions even if they’ve declared they have a financial stake in the matter.
A new Forest Service proposal would let them try to stamp out water-based infestations of invasive plant species, which isn’t allowed under the current plan.
A dime-sized fragment of dog bone — more than ten-thousand years old — has given researchers new clues about how domesticated dogs first made their way to the Americas.
Projects for named communities in Southeast — Ketchikan, Craig, Sitka, Hyder and Klawock — make up about 7% of the state’s bond.
Both Wrangell and Petersburg officials say the shared fish tax doesn’t represent a massive piece of the budget, but it’s an indicator of plummeting fish revenue at a time when communities are hurting.
A technical breakdown causing recent outages to the Coast Guard’s emergency VHF radio towers across Southeast Alaska has been fixed, the Coast Guard says.
Ortiz — who represents Wrangell, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and the southern half of Prince of Wales Island — has consistently backed mariculture as an area for economic growth in the state.
Wrangell Police Chief Tom Radke says the unidentified man drove his Ford pickup past a barrier of boulders and down into the water, completely submerging the vehicle.
In a business survey late last year, the City and Borough of Wrangell found that more than 40% of local businesses said the lack of ferry service was hurting their bottom line.
Wrangell’s first state ferry since last November has been delayed for more than 24 hours due to stormy seas in the Gulf of Alaska.