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Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Ed Schoenfeld is at CoastAlaska in Juneau

Sealaska dividends funded by other Native corporations

Sealaska dividends funded by other Native corporations

Sealaska will distribute $17.5 million in dividends to its 22,000 shareholders on Dec. 3. More than 60 percent will receive $1,050. Most of the rest will get around $130.
November 3, 2015
Alaskans say ferry system worth every penny

Alaskans say ferry system worth every penny

Coastal Alaskans told state officials why the ferry system needs to be maintained during a meeting Oct. 23 in Sitka. Download Audio
October 28, 2015
State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

Sitka will have to close one of its five boat harbors if a state matching-grant program is eliminated. The 10-year-old program funds half the cost of local harbor replacement or repair.
October 26, 2015
State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

Sitka will have to close one of its five boat harbors if a state matching-grant program is eliminated. Download Audio
October 23, 2015
Drilling for gold: Inside the KSM’s exploration project

Drilling for gold: Inside the KSM’s exploration project

British Columbia’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mining project wrapped up its 2015 exploration season in late September. The KSM, about 30 miles east of the Alaska border, is the largest of 10 or so such projects near waterways that flow into Southeast. The mine's owner has spent close to $200 million searching for ore. In this segment, we take a boots-on-the-ground tour of the exploration process. Download Audio
October 8, 2015
Scientists stumble over active underwater volcano in Southeast

Scientists stumble over active underwater volcano in Southeast

Scientists have found another underwater volcano in Southeast Alaska waters. And this one is active. Download Audio
October 2, 2015
Visitors walk a trail around Mendenhall Lake to view Nugget Falls. Glacial floods closed that trail for part of this season. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Tourists spent more in Southeast this season

About a million cruise-ship passengers from around the world sailed through Southeast’s Inside Passage this season. Some ships continued on to Whittier, Kodiak and even Unalaska. The overall numbers are around the same as the previous two years. But destinations and businesses saw visitors willing to spend more, due to the improving national economy. Download Audio
September 29, 2015
Tourists spent more in Southeast this season

Tourists spent more in Southeast this season

About a million cruise-ship passengers from around the world sailed through Southeast’s Inside Passage this season. Some ships continued on to Whittier, Kodiak and even Unalaska. The overall numbers are around the same as the previous two years. But destinations and businesses saw visitors willing to spend more, due to the improving national economy. Download Audio
September 28, 2015
B.C. meeting with Tulsequah Chief Mine owner

B.C. meeting with Tulsequah Chief Mine owner

A top British Columbia official is meeting with owners of the Tulsequah Chief Mine, which is leaking pollution into a river that flows into Alaska.
September 22, 2015
The Tulsequah mine sits above the Tulsequah River which flows into the Taku River.

Can B.C. stop Tulsequah Chief Mine pollution?

Can British Columbia stop polluted water from leaking out of a long-closed mine upstream from Juneau? The issue came up last month when the Canadian province’s top mining official traveled to the Capital City. Download Audio
September 15, 2015
BC official says they're open to more mine treaty talks

BC official says they’re open to more mine treaty talks

British Columbia’s top mining official says he’s open to involving his federal government in transboundary mine conflicts. That’s a change from earlier statements. Download Audio
August 27, 2015
State ferries to increase cancellation fees

State ferries to increase cancellation fees

The Alaska Marine Highway System will soon charge more for canceling reservations.
August 26, 2015
BC minister: Tulsequah Chief Mine leak should be fixed

BC minister: Tulsequah Chief Mine leak should be fixed

British Columbia’s top mine official says the Canadian province needs to address pollution pouring out of an abandoned tunnel east of Juneau.
August 25, 2015
New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of Alaska

New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of Alaska

Sitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie. The new information expands scientists’ understanding of what’s going on beneath Alaska’s surface. Download Audio
August 24, 2015
BC officials to visit Alaska for transboundary mine dialogue

BC officials to visit Alaska for transboundary mine dialogue

British Columbia officials travel to Southeast Alaska next week to discuss concerns about transboundary mines.
August 21, 2015
Governor Nominates Elizabeth Peratrovich As The Face of the $10 Bill

Governor Nominates Elizabeth Peratrovich As The Face of the $10 Bill

The Walker-Mallott administration has nominated a Tlingit civil-rights leader to be on the new $10 bill. Download Audio
August 14, 2015
Earthquake swarm hits Yakutat

Earthquake swarm hits Yakutat

About 30 earthquakes have hit the Yakutat area this week. The Gulf of Alaska city, about 250 miles northwest of Juneau, is in a fault zone and quakes aren’t unusual. Download Audio
August 14, 2015
Earthquake swarm hits Yakutat

Earthquake swarm hits Yakutat

About 30 earthquakes have hit the Yakutat area this week. The Gulf of Alaska city, about 250 miles northwest of Juneau, is in a fault zone and quakes aren’t unusual.
August 13, 2015
Hull Crack Forces Ferry Aurora Out of Service Early for Repairs

Hull Crack Forces Ferry Aurora Out of Service Early for Repairs

The ferry Aurora is out of service a week earlier than expected. A small crack was found last week in its hull. The Coast Guard ordered repairs be made before it resumes passenger service on its Prince William Sound route. Download Audio
August 11, 2015
Cruise Lines Cited For Violating Air Regulations

Cruise Lines Cited For Violating Air Regulations

Seven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters. Download Audio
August 10, 2015