Ari Snider, KCAW - Sitka
Commercial landings and number of fish caught are up from last year, and the season kicked off with opening prices of $12 per pound.
It can be surprisingly difficult for people living in and around the country’s largest national forest to get access to local timber.
The greenhouse is expected to be operational by the end of winter, in time to plant seeds for summer gardens.
When Sitka-based Harris Air stopped flying in September, Port Alexander temporarily lost its Essential Air Service flight, leaving residents with limited options for travel.
More than 210,000 cruise ship passengers disembarked in Sitka this summer, an increase of more than 40 percent from 2018.
Historically, Tlingit people planted the tubers by the beach, at the forest’s edge, where there was ample sunlight and plenty of seaweed and fish gut fertilizer.