Independent ferry service to resume after mechanical issues

...service will resume Friday. The ferry, known as the Rainforest Islander, operates between Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Petersburg.The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the ferry was taken out of service in mid-October...
State Library seeks VISTA Volunteers for Kake, Craig

...recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Kake and one for Craig (to join a team of two other VISTA volunteers in the Prince of Wales Island region) in the Libraries Build Communities program. The goal is to improve the educational and economic opportunities...
Float lodge planned for eastern POW

...Ketchikan man has applied for permission to build a floating lodge at Cholmondeley Sound on the eastern side of Prince of Wales Island.The Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced that it has received an application from Alaska Island Adventures...

...WEEKLYThere will be no emergency listing of Prince of Wales Island wolves on the Endangered Species List.In a Game Management Unit 2, which includes Prince of Wales Island and smaller islands to its west.In 2013, the Alaska...
Organized Village of Kasaan begins fund-raising for Naay I'waans rededication event

...Properties ? 2012" by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation. Located in the community of Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island in southern Southeast Alaska, the structure was on the verge of complete collapse from old age and disrepair before...
Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor's director.It was among more than 100 totem poles that once stood in the old village of Tuxecan on Prince of Wales Island, which was inhabited by the Tlingit people, the museum said.Of the original Tuxecan poles, only two remain, both...
Forest Service finishes highway project

The U.S. Forest Service has finished rebuilding 23 miles of road on Prince of Wales Island, speeding travel between Whale Pass and Thorne Bay.The highway, Forest Highway 43, had included miles of one-lane gravel...
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf of timber. The Forest Service painfully crafted a small timber sale, misnamed "Big Thorne," on Prince of Wales Island, one of the Alexander Archipelago's 1,100 islands. Big Thorne involves a mere 6,200 acres of Southeast Alaska's...
Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Kesey kicked my butt when I read it in the '80s. It reminded me of Prince of Wales Island where I lived my formative teenage years. The tragi-comic death of Joe Ben, pinned by a log in the river, was akin...
Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

...catch (we have), it will be somewhere around 30 million."District 4 - open water and the west coast of Prince of Wales Island - saw higher returns, but inside waters did not fare well this season.Walker said the poor season will not lead to...


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