Tag: Southeast

State Gets Support in its Fight Against Roadless Rule

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce, First Things First Alaska Foundation and 12 other Southeast businesses and organizations will join in the state’s lawsuit against a federal rule that prevents road construction in certain areas of the Tongass National Forest.

State Ferry Fairweather Back in Service After Mechanical Problem

The state ferry Fairweather is back in service after it had to cancel its run to Sitka Wednesday due to a mechanical problem involving steering and staffing. The problem was corrected with a new component in the control system and the Coast Guard cleared the vessel to proceed on Thursday.

Two Rescued After Boat Hits Rocks in Southeast

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A Coast Guard helicopter pulled two men off a pleasure boat that hit the rocks in Southeast on Thursday. A slight sheen is reported in the water where the Jessie B sank, in McHenry Inlet on Etolin Island. The two rescued were taken to Thorne Bay.

Point Baker Considers Post Office Loss

What’s a post office mean to a small community? Just ask folks in Point Baker, a Southeast fishing town threatened with the loss of one of its few institutions.

Douglas, Point Baker Post Offices Could Close

Post offices in Southeast Alaska's Douglas and Point Baker are among 36 in Alaska tentatively slated for closure under a federal money-saving plan.

Ferry System Moves Toward Ship Construction

Right now it's an idea and a process of negotiation between those who want to build and design a new ferry and state transportation officials. Local preference is definitely a factor here.

Oyster Farms Beginning to Take Hold

Slowly but surely, Southeast Alaska’s fledgling aquaculture industry is beginning to take hold.

Cruise Delayed After Norovirus Sickens 142

A recent norovirus outbreak onboard the Alaska cruise ship Sea Princess sickened more than a hundred passengers.