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A conversation with John Straley

...contrast between the "smooshed together" downtown Sitka, where he and Jan live, versus the wilderness of the rest of Baranof Island."It feels like a little city (downtown)," he said, "with the harbor, fish plants that are working, and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-11/conversation-john-straley
Art
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...of the easements needed to link communities like Kake and Petersburg; Kake and Totem Bay; and Sitka and northern Baranof Island. The state still holds those easements. This winter, AMHS will have the fewest number of vessels operating in nearly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-18/empire-editorial-new-idea-dot-look-ol
Opinion
Experts join in study of Sitka's landslides

...Science Center executive director.NASA flyovers of Baranof Island, and the collection of data by experts in the field...research has taken place already, not only about Baranof Island but the townside slope of Harbor Mountain in particular...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-15/experts-join-study-sitkas-landslides
State
Update: 1 body recovered, 2 still missing after Sitka landslide

...000 people.Tucked against snowcapped mountains, the city is located in rain forest terrain on the west coast of Baranof Island.Authorities believe the slide killed city building inspector William Stortz, 62, and brothers Elmer and Ulises...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-20/1-body-recovered-2-still-missing-after-
State
A few strange stories

...Southeast. One colorful story relates an encounter he and a partner had with inquisitive brown bears in the alpine of Baranof Island. The two apparently didn't have a firearm, so they readied sticks of dynamite in case the animals attacked.From...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-1
Art
A Day in the Life of: Chas' Koowu Tla'a Teri Rofkar

...mountain goat Ravenstail robe - in more than 200 years, complete with double helix designs for DNA, to indicate Baranof Island's unique mountain goat population. She's also making a robe that lights up like the aurora. And she's making...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-07/day-life-chas-koowu-tlaa-teri-rofkar
Art
Brewfest gives thanks for support

...and the Prophets).Thank you to the following brewers and distributors: Alaskan Brewing Co., Arkose Brewery, Baranof Island Brewing Co., Broken Tooth Brewing Co., Denali Brewing Co., Haines Brewing Co., Homer Brewing Co., HooDoo...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-10-04/brewfest-gives-thanks-support
Neighbors
Hoonah's new brewery focuses on locals

...fact, Kane and Thingball have received a ton of support from the other geographically isolated breweries including Baranof Island Brewing Company in Sitka, Alaskan Brewing in Juneau, Haines Brewing Company and Skagway Brewing Company. "I was...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-30/hoonahs-new-brewery-focuses-locals
Art
Experts aim 'to turn disaster into knowledge'

...Science Center executive director.NASA flyovers of Baranof Island, and the collection of data by experts in the field...research has taken place already, not only about Baranof Island but the townside slope of Harbor Mountain in particular...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-15/experts-aim-turn-disaster-knowledge
State
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

...tucked between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is nestled in rain forest terrain on the west coast of Baranof Island that is characterized by heavy rains year-round.A newly built home at the construction site was destroyed, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/updated-sitka-landslide-debris-too-unst
State

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