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Photo: Fortress of the Bear

...linked when a gate was opened on a new barred breezeway. Fortress of the Bear founder Les Kinnear said the three Baranof Island bears sped up the introduction process by opening the gate themselves the night before Kinnear planned to open it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/photo-fortress-bear
State
TMHS girls lose at Ketchikan

...overlooked its snub in the coaches poll last week to win three of four games on its annual road trip to the west side of Baranof Island last week.The Lady Vikings lost their opener 55-46 to the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves on Wednesday, then got to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/tmhs-girls-lose-ketchikan
Sports
Remote winters

...seven months of solitude and snow removal.The town site of Baranof is in Warm Springs Bay, on the inner side of Baranof Island, almost directly east of Sitka. It isn't the only Southeast Alaskan community, or lodge, that needs winter caretakers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/remote-winters
Local
Eyak's sinking leaves Port Alexander isolated

...main way to get mail, fuel and freight to Port Alexander, a small community of 45 people at the southern tip of Baranof Island."It means a whole bunch," said Debra Gifford, Port Alexander's mayor. "It changes things drastically here...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-20/eyaks-sinking-leaves-port-alexander-iso
Local
Recent Alaska books

...Bloomfield spent five years accumulating the images for this book, traveling by plane, then ferry, then skiff through to Baranof Island. A CD is included with the book that provides an accompanying soundscape for Bloomfield's images - raven calls...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/recent-alaska-books
Art
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014

...Community Hospital an extra line of credit. According to the report published in the Sitka Sentinel, the hospital on Baranof Island is out of money and needs help to stay open. New Sitka hospital CEO Jeff Comer - he was hired in September - has...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-29/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Alaskaepoedia

...with an average rainfall of 450 inches (11.53 Websters). The rainiest place in Alaska is Little Port Walter on Baranof Island, or wherever you happen to be holding your outdoor wedding on any given day.Formation and characteristics: Rain...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-26/alaskaepoedia
Neighbors
Fall Arts Preview

...year's beer festival will feature brewers including Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau, Arkose Brewery of Palmer, Baranof Island Brewing Co. of Sitka, Broken Tooth Brewing of Anchorage, Denali Brewing of Talkeetna, Glacier Brewhouse of Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/fall-arts-preview
Art
Capital Brewfest set for Saturday

...course, lots of beer. Participating brewers include Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau, Arkose Brewery of Palmer, Baranof Island Brewing Co. of Sitka, Broken Tooth Brewing of Anchorage, Denali Brewing of Talkeetna, Glacier Brewhouse of Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/capital-brewfest-set-saturday
Art
Sitka Symposium returns

...best literary programs in Alaska. It has attracted internationally renowned authors, advocates and agitators to Baranof Island to discuss their ideas and missions.Back in 2009, however, Carolyn Servid was getting tired. She was one of the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/sitka-symposium-returns
Art

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