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...
Beetles' biggest fan becomes dispatcher

...and became a dispatcher at the JPD Communications Center, she helped collect, sort and identify beetles on Prince of Wales Island. She compared the DNA of the beetles on the Aleutian volcano Kasatochi before and after it erupted in 2008 for a research...
Emergency listing sought for Prince of Wales Island wolves

...Sitka black-tailed deer. The wolves on Prince of Wales Island and neighboring islands are genetically distinct from...another season of hunting and trapping on Prince of Wales Island is like sucker-punching a heart-attack victim...
Organized Village of Kasaan receives Community of the Year Award

...Community of the Year Award from Southeast Conference in celebration of their contribution to their community, Prince of Wales Island and Southeast Alaska.OVK received the award based on actively pursuing an array of cultural, economic development...
New year, old topics owners are more optimistic than they have been in years, especially in small communities and on Prince of Wales Island.In a survey of 416 business owners or top-level managers in 29 communities, 38 percent said their outlook was...
State | Local
State limits wolf harvest

...Game Management 2, the area that includes Prince of Wales Island and its adjacent islands, the state wolf hunting season...managers, and the sealers, and our staff on Prince of Wales Island, to monitor as closely as possible the harvest in real...
Heavy rains force closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove

THORNE BAY - Three days of torrential rainfall drenched Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island, resulting in the indefinite closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove above Hatchery Y (Forest Road 30 and 3030 junction...
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...
SEARHC clinics close for Labor Day

...line from a registered nurse available in Angoon, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Kake, Klukwan, Pelican and Prince of Wales Island. The service is for SEARHC patients who have health questions outside of regular business hours. The toll-free number...


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