June Leffler, KSTK - Wrangell
The PILT program, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, funnels about $30 million a year to Alaska municipalities. Secure Rural Schools sends almost $11 million, primarily to Southeast Alaska. Wrangell Mayor Steve Prysunka says it’s essential for school districts.
Authorities aren’t calling it counterfeit, since the fake bills were likely purchased online as play money. Still, the cash was realistic enough to dupe a few cashiers in Wrangell.
The M/V Chugach near Baranof Island. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service) A rare wooden ranger boat once used by the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska’s national...
The outages are affecting Prince William Sound all the way down to Sitka and other Southeast communities.
The idea is to reduce staff turnover in the Southeast hospital by empowering — and ultimately hiring — people with roots in the community.
Some members of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission hope B.C. will also take the interests of Alaska Natives into account.
State ferries have added two special sailings as officials on both sides of the border work on a long-term solution to an an impasse over border security.
The parcels total 115,000 acres selected for their cultural significance, road or marine access and natural beauty or food supply.
In Wrangell, a former candidate for mayor is fighting city hall via a handwritten lawsuit alleging cronyism in the City and Borough of Wrangell
The new plant should be up in running in three years.
When a hunter illegally kills a moose, the meat will be confiscated, processed by a local butcher and distributed as food for low-income families, seniors and Alaska Natives in the community.
Southeast Alaska's landless tribal communities aim to form five new village corporations out of 115,000 acres of Tongass National Forest.
Alaska’s low-income seniors stand to lose cash assistance from the state. That’s following Governor Mike Dunleavy’s line item veto eliminating about $20.8 million for the Senior Benefits payment Program.
Biologists in Southeast Alaska are racing to examine a wave of whale carcasses to try and find what’s killing gray whales up and down the Pacific Coast. Nearly 170 have been reported triggering NOAA Fisheries to launch an investigation.
“If you've got to wash your car, wash your boat, please feel free to do that while the reservoirs are spilling over right now,” Wrangell City Manager Lisa Von Bargen says.
Believe it or not… one of the worst droughts in the nation is in Southeast Alaska. That’s according to federal meteorologists.