Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Ed Schoenfeld is at CoastAlaska in Juneau
Alaska’s largest Native organization is challenging a Southeast group to lead the regional campaign to regain federal voting-rights protections.
Former Haines Representative Bill Thomas is considering a run for the House seat being vacated by Juneau’s Beth Kerttula. But he’s more likely to take on Juneau Senator Dennis Egan.
The Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan. It’s somewhat similar to another panel that shut down last year without completing its work.
Sitka Senator Bert Stedman says he’ll continue pursuing legislation to aid sea otter hunters. But this year, it will be different.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute is once again offering scholarships to students attending college, graduate school or vocational-technical programs. Only Sealaska shareholders and their lineal descendents are eligible.
If you get sick – really sick – there’s a good chance you’ll end up on a flight out of town. Medical evacuations, called “medevacs,” are taking more and more Alaskans to in-state and Lower 48 critical-care facilities. But the medevac system is undergoing changes, with new aircraft, more competition and a shift in patients’ needs.
The state has ordered a Seattle-based medevac insurance program to end coverage in Alaska. Airlift Northwest’s AirCare program fills the gap between air ambulance charges and what health insurance pays.
Most Sealaska shareholders will get a $713 check or direct deposit in about two weeks.This year’s winter distribution to stockholders totals $11.7 million.
Chris McNeil Jr. is president and chief executive officer for Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast. He and 11 tribal leaders from around the country met with the president to talk about creating jobs and sustainable economic development.
We recently had a story of an ancient, charcoal tree found beneath a pile of ash near Sitka. Scientists hoped tests would help them better understand the area’s rich volcanic history and the results are in.
You probably already know about mountain ash trees. They’re all over Southeast, known for their red berries that attract flocks of birds. Here’s a story about a different kind of ash tree, one recently discovered in a big pile of volcanic debris.
Can Southeast’s timber industry survive while only logging second-growth forests? An Oregon research group says it can. And it could happen sooner than many expect.
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.