Tash Kimmell, KCAW - Sitka

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A man and woman stand on a boat in a harbor.

Meet Mary Jo Lord-Wild, Elfin Cove’s volunteer weather observer for nearly 50 years

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It was 1971 when Mary Jo Lord-Wild stopped off in the small Southeast Alaska community of Elfin Cove to visit a friend.

In the time of COVID, Sitka’s ‘bread guy’ is building community one loaf at a time

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For Southeast Dough Company’s Jylkka, baking bread is not just an occupation but a way of connecting, especially in an age when human connection has never been more tenuous.
A cream-colored worm with a pink head.

Warmer summers fuel western black-headed budworm infestation in Southeast

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After nearly 30 years in relative dormancy, the western black-headed budworm population is exploding in Southeast Alaska, leaving swaths of browning hemlock in its path.