William Howard Ahrensfeld

...Island, then moved to Seattle briefly where he worked for the Boeing Company before heading north as a mechanic for Alaska Coastal Airlines (now Alaska Airlines) in Juneau in 1950, retiring in 1992. He is a "1996 Recipient of the Charles Taylor Master...
A conversation with John Straley

...fisherman in his briefcase.A blue heron flew away beneath the dock, croaking in alarm. He could smell the old wharf, and the coastal world around him."I was climbing down there, and I thought, this is the greatest job in the world," Straley said.Straley...
Barry R. Sage

...his dreams come true.He flew many different types of airplanes with Coastal-Ellis Airlines as a bush pilot flying the Twin Otter, Grumman Goose and PBY's. When Coastal-Ellis merged with Alaska Airlines he flew the 727's and 737's...
Algae threatens Dungeness season

...and will decide soon whether to open its coastal season by Dec. 1 as planned.A massive...their most money. It's also roiling coastal tourism and marine ecosystems.A closure...tourism-related spending, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department...
Coastal subsistence study: The faces behind the findings

...Kasaan. The multi-faceted project combines social and ecological research to study the impact of environmental change on coastal subsistence practices.For this follow up piece, the Hoonah Indian Association invited me to join a discussion between project...
UA creates clearinghouse for coastal reports

...contacts interested in hearing from the public about earthquakes, invasive species, stranded whales, oil spills and other coastal events.A website at called "Encountering...
Crowley Maritime gets OK to bring Canadian gas to Alaska

...The import permits allow Crowley to import gas via tanker truck or in bulk via tanker ships.Crowley is known for its tug and barge service on Interior Alaska rivers and for bringing large cargo to the North Slope and some coastal ports.
ADF&G says to expect 34M pinks in '16

...average, 34 million fish is above average."Pink salmon returns are notoriously difficult to forecast," the Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring Project warns on its website.That project, an effort of the federal Alaska Fisheries Science Center, produces...
Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...the Chukchi," and that Statoil's decision is a sign that Alaska needs to develop onshore oil resources - including the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."This is extremely bad news for our state," said Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska...
Winter storm warning issued for Juneau; 8-14 inches of snow expected

...storm bringing heavy snow," Lam said.While these "ocean effect" snowstorms aren't uncommon in Juneau or the rest of coastal Alaska, this will be the first significant snowstorm in the capital city since 2013. Last winter, a February storm dropped...


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