The U.S. Coast Guard has brought criminal charges against the sole survivor of a 2010 helicopter crash in which three people from Air Station Sitka died. Lieutenant Lance Leone is facing possible court martial for negligence and the death of two of his crewmates.
The Alaska Marine Highway System could be another casualty of federal budget battles. Money used to repair and maintain the aging ferry fleet could become much tighter in the near future.
Alaska’s ferry advisory panel wants a few changes in Southeast’s transportation system. That could include new roads, such as one across Baranof Island from Sitka, that would shorten ferry routes.
Sealaska has lost some its California casino land to foreclosure. But the regional Native corporation says it won’t hinder the project. The hundred-million-dollar-plus hotel and casino will be built about 85 miles north of San Francisco.
Sealaska Regional Native Corporation owns about 25-thousand acres of subsurface mining rights in an area being contested by the City and Borough of Juneau and Petersburg.
One of Southeast Alaska’s lifelong art enthusiasts has passed away. Barbara Kalen suffered a heart attack at her Skagway home Tuesday night. She was 86 years old. Kalen was born in Skagway and spent all of her life there, save for one year of high school in California, vacations to the lower 48, and international…
Alaska’s Timber Jobs Task Force is looking for ways to increase logging and milling employment. It recently held its fifth meeting in Coffman Cove, on Prince of Wales Island.
The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood are becoming closer. The longtime Southeast advocacy groups voted last week to work under the same, updated constitution. Before, they were separate.
The Alaska Division of Elections has rejected a recall application for Ketchikan state Representative Kyle Johansen. District One Republicans, who launched the recall effort in May, plan to meet to decide whether to appeal. KRBD’s Deanna Garrison has the story.
Several Alaska communities are making plans for geothermal generation of electricity. They’re also learning from existing projects – and mistakes.