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Photo: Becoming a common sight

A Sitka blacktail deer and her two fawns pause Sunday along the Mitkof Highway on Mitkof Island near Petersburg. Blacktail deer are so common in the community that they are often seen walking through town, bedding down in front lawns, and eating flowers from planters.
Petersburg bomber gets probation, fine

...court.The FBI and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms swarmed the small Southeast community, located on Mitkof Island about 120 miles south of Juneau, after the July 13, 2014 explosion. Petersburg police had discovered buckets full...
The second strangest story ever told much about ourselves as do our heroes.The following dawn, sodden clouds rippled across the black mountains of Mitkof Island and Kupreanof Island. Houses, stores, boatyards and marinas rose out of the gloom. A few days prior, during high...
Pure Sole: The hunt

...disgustedly flipping through Alaska reality shows hoping to find one that would confirm Bigfoot lived under the muskeg of Mitkof Island in a series of tunnels.Instead I stopped on something called "Fat Guy in the Woods."The series spokesperson was...
Pure Sole: My father's hands

...Wayne screaming at me to do so.I was terrified.So many people.So many lights.Too many days away from our own Mitkof Island home.Then my father's large hand swallowed my tiny, feeble one.Its warmth flowed down my arm to my torso and...
Southeast Spotlight: Little Norway Festival

...Prior to that time, Tlingit residents of Kake (Keex' Kwaan) had summer fish camps in the area, on the north end of Mitkof Island. By 1900, Buschmann had constructed the Icy Strait Packing Company cannery, as well as a sawmill and a dock. In...
Pure Sole: My mother and lupine

...noses pressed to the truck window, smearing our grimy little slobberings as we bumped up and down on then-unpaved Mitkof Island highways while my mother called out "Indian Paintbrush," "Shooting Star," "fireweed," "goldenrod."Her...
Pure Sole: I mushed, for a quick moment

...Now I remember.I was promised I could take the dogs and sled out!Lee's backyard opened up into the wilds of our Mitkof Island wilderness.In summer, the paths would be harsh - salmon berry and devil's club bushes and muskeg abounded. In...
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...that deer move back and forth from the mainland to the islands. Their tracks have been seen crossing Dry Straits from Mitkof Island near Petersburg to the mainland near Wrangell. The deer winter in the heavy old-growth areas close to tidewater...
New hatchery project planned in Southeast

...The fish that will be used are at Crystal Lake, which is an association-run king and coho hatchery facility on Mitkof Island, he said. "Come mid-April, we will transport those fish out to the site, rear them for approximately six weeks...


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