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Native artifacts return to Kake after 100-year absence

Nearing the end of his flight from Seattle to Juneau, Frank Hughes looked out his plane window to the ground below where the outline of the Kake slowly appeared beneath him. An excitement built in him, one that he said made him feel like his heart...


Angoon students learn how to feed the community with hydroponic garden

Green might surround the Southeast Alaska village of Angoon, but it’s not that common inside the community grocery store. However, despite the challenges, students and faculty at Angoon’s Chatham School District are taking steps to change that....


Angoon celebrates first new dugout canoe since naval bombardment in 1882

Dozens of hands small and large held a firm grip on the 30-foot-long dugout canoe they pushed down Angoon's Front Street despite their shoes slipping on the rain-soaked road. Neither the potholes on...


Alaska Native organizations receive $35 million for education programs

Millions of federal dollars are going to Alaska Native organizations and entities across the state for education projects. The U.S. Department of Education has announced it awarded funds totaling more than $35 million dispersed over three years to...

 By Clarise Larson    News    August 31, 2022

Abandoned mine upriver of the Taku may be closer to cleanup

British Columbia may be able to move ahead with cleanup of the abandoned Tulsequah Chief mine just a few miles from the Taku River that flows into Alaska waters. Cleanup of the property just under 20 miles from the Canada-U.S. border, about 40 miles...

 By Clarise Larson    News    August 31, 2022

Juneau bears have learned to get into parked cars in search of food

Bear activity has been increasing in Juneau in August, said wildlife officials, and some of the bruins are looking in parked cars to grab some food. Carl Koch, assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the...

 By Clarise Larson    News    August 3, 2022

State ended summer Dungeness season early last Saturday

The summer Dungeness crab commercial season ended Saturday, with reports of low catch rates. “On a regionwide level, there are no bright spots, and generally regionwide catch rates have been down,” said Joseph Stratman, the lead Southeast crab bi...


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