Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest Service on Prince of Wales Island.Gov. Sean Parnell's office on Monday announced the state's request to the U.S. District Court in the...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...project, which would clear-cut about 3,700 acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island. More than 8,000 acres of old-growth and second-growth forest would be harvested, producing about 116 million...
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

...depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices. The cost of food on Prince of Wales Island is different than here in Juneau. In order to provide what is proper, we have to look at people's needs and...
My Turn: Time for bold actions on the Tongass now, not in 10 years

...updated map and estimates of second growth available now and into the future. She also asked the Viking mill on Prince of Wales Island what it needed to make transition possible. Based on the Forest Service numbers and mill owner needs, Mater showed...
Memoir chronicles float camp life

...Alaska, Don Robbins began teaching high-school-level students at the land-based camp at Labouchere Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Biz Robbins followed as a special-education aide.They soon built a geodesic-dome house in Ketchikan, and...
Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

...Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area.The goal of Ucore's team...
Echo Ranch celebrates a 50 year anniversary director since 2011, said they had "14 different communities presented here last year." From as far as Prince of Wales island, to as far north as Yakutat, kids and counselors go to Echo Ranch for the unique service of faith and traditional...
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...than 6,000 acres of old-growth and 2,000 acres of young-growth timber near Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island. Supporters of the sale hope it will reinvigorate the region's timber industry.It's the old growth acreage...
Police & Fire for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

...a salmon he had snagged in the Thorne River on Prince of Wales Island. The citation carries a fine of $130 through the...illegally shot and left near the Klawock landfill on Prince of Wales Island. Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged...
A Bishop's Perspective: Serving others builds a strong community

...western Pennsylvania, came to help out in Juneau last summer. This summer, they have been in Ketchikan and on Prince of Wales Island. In the spirit of the Benedictine model, 'ora et labora' (prayer and work), they have volunteered to do...


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