The agency plans to dedicate more time to hearing concerns about the mine’s potential threat to subsistence activities around Admiralty Island, where it operates.
Hands-on healing: Dugout canoe dedicated in Angoon on bombardment anniversary
This dugout canoe, or yaakw, is special. It’s the first one built in Angoon in 140 years.
Village public safety officers get opioid response training in Juneau as statewide overdose rates climb
Alaska has the fastest rising opioid overdose rate in the nation. More than 200 Alaskans died from overdoses in the last year.
Klukwan’s school will stay open at least through next school year
The future of the Klukwan school has been uncertain since last fall, when enrollment dropped below the threshold for state funding.
Tazlina ferry activated for Southeast winter ferry routes
A DOT spokesperson said Friday that the Tazlina will be in action in February and March, serving Angoon, Gustavus, Hoonah, Haines and Skagway from its base in Juneau.
Alaska seeks private operators to fill gaps in winter ferry schedule
The state of Alaska is looking to the private sector to offer ferry service between Juneau and four Southeast villages facing months-long gaps this winter from January to March.
Chatham School District Superintendent Bruce Houck dies at 61
Houck lived in Angoon and was the head administrator for a school district that includes Angoon, Gustavus, Tenakee Springs and Klukwan.
Klukwan fights to keep school open ahead of possible closure vote in November
Parents and community members of the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan said past district decisions have led to the instability, causing low enrollment.
Subsistence council calls for tighter hunting rules in rural Southeast Alaska
The regional subsistence advisory council says its proposals are responding to food security concerns from villages.
Angoon reports 29 active COVID cases in its biggest outbreak yet
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Angoon has seen a total of 51 positive cases and one death.