Off the Beaten Path: The Bigfoot blues

...and a giant gravel quarry that supposedly provides all the gravel for roads in Petersburg and communities on Prince of Wales Island. We retraced the routes and landmarks described in the Colp's narrative, an exercise involving lots of pleasant hiking...
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...Mills continue to close across the country. In Alaska, we have just one remaining medium-sized mill on Prince of Wales Island. Instead of sharing federal timber revenue with local communities, we are forced to fund the Secure Rural Schools program...
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...noteworthy" because of efforts by environmental groups to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf and other wolves on Prince of Wales Island as an endangered subspecies. The wolves are currently being considered "endangered" status by the U.S. Fish and...
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...the final land selection of Sealaska, which will receive 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest land on Prince of Wales Island and other islands in Southeast Alaska.It's past time for this land selection to move forward.Sealaska has been...
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...never talked to anyone on the Tongass to get the facts."Another part of Vilsack's transition plan was Prince of Wales Island's Big Thorne timber sale, which Bonnie called a "bridge timber" project. In the Forest Service's view, Southeast...
Native American Heritage Month events scheduled for November

...Wednesday with "Kooteeyaa: The Travels and Travails of a Tlingit Totem Pole From Tuxican (Takjik'aan), Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska," led by Dr. Stephen Langdon, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Department...
Native American Heritage Month lectures begin Wednesday at SHI

...Totem Pole From Tuxican (Takjik'aan), Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska," led by Dr. Stephen Langdon...totem pole stolen from a Tlingit village on Prince of Wales Island in 1931 by the Hollywood actor John Barrymore. Langdon...
From field to freezer

...retrieved shortly afterward by Wildlife Educator Tennie Bentz, and a donated buck an ADF&G biologist shot on Prince of Wales Island.Fish and Game does not discourage people from shooting fawns, Larsen said, as their chance of surviving the winter...
Edna Bay is newest Alaska city

...signed the certificate of incorporation for the city of Edna Bay, a small community on Kosciusko Island near Prince of Wales Island, on Oct. 13, according to a news release from the department. The city has a population of 49.On Oct. 3, the...
Visions of a quick switch

...There are a number of small mills that will cut boards out of young growth," he said.A business based on Prince of Wales Island had hoped to expand its offerings of second-growth decking to outside markets, but it has had enough demand on-island...


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