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New Heacox novel celebrates Tlingit canoe culture

...mining and industry.In a section at the beginning of the book, "Keb closed his eyes over the clear-cuts of Chichagof Island and Port Thomas, mountains and valleys stripped of their trees. Streams brown with sediment. A ravaged land. The...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-16/celebrating-tlingit-canoe-culture
Art
Fall bear season to open in Unit 4

...The registration permit is valid for taking one brown bear in GMU 4, which includes Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof islands.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters prior to registering for the hunt they must watch the brown...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-11/fall-bear-season-open-unit-4
Outdoors
Lost

...with a friend. We paddled from Sitka to Pelican, often camping on the small barrier islands between the coast of Chichagof Island and the open ocean. One evening we had some time to kill before dinner. My friend chose to stay in camp while I...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2015-11-09/lost
Hoonah rumbles Kake in title slugfest

...Hoonah met for another duel in their history of meetings on the Gold Medal basketball courts, and the team from Chichagof Island outlasted the Krupreanof Island team 58-52 in a rugged battle of Masters Bracket proportions."That was smash-mouth...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-22/hoonah-rumbles-kake-title-slugfest
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...Chirikov Expedition. The first is an account recorded by Nathaniel Portlock, a fur trader anchored on the west side of Chichagof Island, in 1785. Portlock was struck by the difference in character between the Yakobi and other groups of Tlingits...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/mysteries-yakobi-island-part-ii
Outdoors
State land auction is biggest in 20 years

...were among more than 250 available in the auction.The most expensive parcel was a 5.44-acre piece of land on Chichagof Island's Freshwater Bay. According to state records, it was sold for $81,259 to Gwendolyn Gervelis. The least-expensive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/state-land-auction-biggest-20-years
State
Forest service, Sitka restore gold mining site in land swap

...efforts included in a land swap between Sitka and the U.S. Forest Service.Cleaning up about 100 years of mining on Chichagof Island near Sitka cost the city almost $80,000, KCAW-FM reported. Waste and large items like sheds, a bulldozer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/forest-service-sitka-restore-gold-minin
State
Southeast's salmon season begins ramping up as pink harvests start rise

...charts.Before and after that week, there's plenty of fishing, too.Trollers were active west of Baranof and Chichagof islands as most pursued king salmon after the July 1 opening. That opening closed July 8, and according to a Fish and Game...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-13/southeasts-salmon-season-begins-ramping
Local
From field to freezer

...shots with deer, Larsen said. Watch out for that, especially in bear-dense places like Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof islands.? Instead of completely harvesting a deer in the field, some people make "deer backpacks," carrying the animal on their backs...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/field-freezer
Outdoors
Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago

...wolves will probably be there," Logan said - unless, that is, you're talking about Admiralty, Baranof, or Chichagof Islands, all of which are rich both in Sitka black-tail deer - and in brown bears."That's the 10,000 dollar question...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-04/wolves-alexander-archipelago
Outdoors

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