Trail projects moving forward in Yakutat

YAKUTAT - The Yakutat Ranger District and City and Borough of Yakutat recently received a grant for trail maintenance.As part of the planned trail construction on YRD lands, the Rasmuson Foundation awarded $25,000 in July to fund the construction...
Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska's coast

...from people with bizarre sightings, like a 900-pound ocean sunfish near Juneau and warm-water sharks around the coast of Yakutat.Sunfish tend to prefer warmer water than that found in Alaska, but federal fisheries biologist Joe Orsi says two of them...
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

YAKUTAT - In the past five years, Yakutat has lost a quarter of its 800 residents, its economy has're willing to try anything to see what will work," said Yakutat Tlingit Tribe President Victoria Demmert. "We're not alone...
Yakutat to welcome first-ever cruise ships this year

...Southeast Alaska, the residents of Yakutat haven't been so sure about them...shiploads of tourists."Historically Yakutat has been unwelcoming to cruise lines, and so this is a big step," said Yakutat Chamber of Commerce President and...
Digital Yakutat

YAKUTAT - Many of Yakutat's problems are connected, but many of them have to do with a lack of connection.Unlike many other Southeast Alaskan cities, Yakutat is not connected to the internet via fiber optic cable. In fact...
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

To fly to Yakutat in April or early May is to become acquainted...of anticipation.I'd never been to Yakutat before, nor had I fly fished; I'd...Flyfishers, Tony Soltys. But to visit Yakutat when the steelhead are running requires...
The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

YAKUTAT - The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival will run May 28 to 31 this year as a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat. Yakutat hosts one of the largest and southernmost known nesting...
Southeast Spotlight: Yakutat Tern Festival, May 28-31

Yakutat has one of the largest and southernmost...of this avian population worldwide. The Yakutat Tern Festival, first held in 2011, highlights...The festival, which also highlights Yakutat's cultural resources, includes birding...
A Day in the Life of: Chas' Koowu Tla'a Teri Rofkar

...modern-day story-telling is her Lituya Bay robe, which now belongs to her daughter.Lituya Bay, located 99 miles southeast of Yakutat, is the farthest back Rofkar, who is Tak'dein taan - a Raven from the Snail house - can trace her family history. Her...
Yakutat cancels boys basketball season

Retired Yakutat High School boys basketball coach Bertrand Adams Jr. went...guard Jonathan Jensen was transferring just days after the Yakutat School District suspended Yakutat's boys basketball program for the season.For roughly 47...


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