Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Ed Schoenfeld is at CoastAlaska in Juneau
Two Sitkans suffered symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating clams harvested in the Starrigavan Creek area, not far from the community’s ferry terminal.
The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors is meeting in Sitka this week. President Jerry McCune says the board will work on priorities for legislative and government-agency action.
A Sitka veterinarian is warning pet-owners away from a part of town where two dogs were poisoned this week.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s general manager is leaving for a similar job in Washington state. Ted Wright announced his resignation in a press release. Wright has been general manager of Sitka’s tribal government for about two years. He held the same position from 1992 to 1995
Sitka’s water system is back in business. Local officials feared the coastal community would run out of water this morning after the main line broke. A contractor rebuilding Sitka’s Sawmill Creek Road damaged the line yesterday afternoon while blasting rock. Water began flowing through the pipe again this morning after repairs were completed.
Guardian Flight takes over all SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium medevacs on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Leaders of Alaska’s visitors’ industry will gather in Sitka next week. More than 400 excursion operators, tourism managers and cruise officials are expected to attend the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s conference.
The Southeast Conference wants to change the way the Tongass National Forest is managed. The regional development-advocacy organization is working on a strategy to grow the timber industry and create jobs, while maintaining environmental protections.
Southeast Alaska has more residents – and more jobs – than ever. That’s according to a report released Tuesday during the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in Sitka.
About 250 Panhandle business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in Sitka Sept. 17-19. It’s the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference, one of the region’s larger organizations.
The world’s largest cruise corporation will soon install new pollution-control equipment on 32 of its ships. Carnival, Princess and Holland-America vessels sailing Alaska waters are likely to be among those getting the gear.
The Tlingit-Haida Central Council’s Head Start program serves more than 250 Southeast Alaska preschoolers. But they’ll have less time in the classroom this year due to budget cuts tied to sequestration. We took a this look at the program and the impacts of lower funding.
State officials say they’ll withdraw funding for a $15 million Hoonah dock unless the Southeast city changes its location. The money was appropriated by the Legislature, in part to support the town’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction, 40 air miles west of Juneau.