ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say searchers have found the body of an excavator who had been working on a road project north of Sitka when he went missing.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — New technology distributed in an Alaska community is expected to help detect and study conditions that lead to landslides, a researcher said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An industry trade group predicts the number of Alaska cruise ship passengers will break records in 2020 for the fifth consecutive year.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Russian adventurer Anatoly Kazakevich sailed into town on a double-hulled inflatable sailboat Monday morning, completing the last leg of an 8,000-mile journey to Sitka from...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife troopers have confiscated catch from a fishing industry lobbyist suspected of fishing in closed waters, officials said.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A health care business group is preparing for the completion of a merger with an Alaska hospital system, officials said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Not many groups of young people thrown together under circumstances generously considered adverse will reunite again after five years, much less 40. But nothing could be...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A health care business group plans to rename five southeast Alaska facilities and close an emergency care unit, officials said.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Often overlooked in conflicts that occur thousands of miles away on continents most people see just on social media, are the military veterans who return to their non-service...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has endorsed a tribe's effort to change the name of Saginaw Bay to Skanax Bay.
Tribal leaders are pushing the change because the body of water off Kuiu...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter plucked five commercial fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A 30-year-old man from a southeast Alaska village has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A city government in Alaska has approved agreements allowing a regional health consortium to take over operation of its community hospital, officials said.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A mechanical problem prevented a rescue helicopter from responding quickly to the scene of a fatal January air ambulance plane crash in Alaska, according to U.S. Coast Guard...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A historic Alaska museum and library may be sold at the direction of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, according to a state official.
The Sheldon Jackson Museum and adjacent Stratton...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have advanced an effort to name a new lake for a dog lost in the landslide that formed the body of water.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka city officials plan to look at options for a third-party investigation of the local police department.
The Sitka Assembly decision follows lawsuits by two officers...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Natives concerned with overharvest of herring in waters off Sitka have taken their concerns to state court and the street.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hospital announced Wednesday that it will suspend all scheduled and emergency surgeries as of Feb. 28.
The Sitka Community Hospital said the decision to...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Farmers in southeast Alaska are set to meet for a weekend of networking and workshops that aim to better equip the food growers.
The Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit begins Friday in Sitka, bringing together local farmers and outside commercial agriculture experts, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported .
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Los Angeles-based producers are working to develop a TV series that would be set and filmed in southeast Alaska.
Helena Sardinha and Rafael Thomaseto are planning an eight-episode anthology series called "Sitka" through their production company Driven Equation, the Juneau Empire reported Wednesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Large oyster farms have been proposed for southeast Alaska, marking potential growth in marine life cultivation for food that a state task force has projected could be a $100 million industry.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Raptor Center officials have found six eagles that were dead or dying in the Sitka area over the weekend.
Avian director Jen Cedarleaf tells the Daily Sitka Sentinel that eagles found recently have been thin and in poor condition, noting that food is scarce this time of year.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka's police chief has asked borough officials to increase wages and support other changes to improve recruitment and retention of police officers in the southeastern Alaska city.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Officials say an eagle is recovering after it became stranded on a power pole in downtown Sitka.
The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports the male eagle was taken to the Alaska Raptor Center after electric department linemen rescued it from the pole Sunday.
Center avian director Jen Cedarleaf says the raptor has been named Zappa and appears to be doing fine.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration plans to replace the public safety member on the board regulating Alaska's legal marijuana industry.
Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said by email that for "various reasons," Dunleavy's boards and commissions director chose to reopen the search for applicants. Shuckerow says the decision was not based on prior policy positions.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A second-grade class is helping feed hungry people in Sitka.
The children at Keet Gooshi Heen (KEET-GOO-shee-HEEN) Elementary School are participating in a project to collect food that will be donated to the Salvation Army.
The Sitka Sentinel reports the project is called "Fill the Halls."
DOUGLAS, Alaska (AP) — Reber Stein set out to learn how to play guitar, but instead discovered how to make amplifiers.
More than a decade ago, Stein bought a guitar and an amp in an effort to learn how to play. When something went wrong with Stein's amp, he had to send it out of state for repairs. The costly and time-intensive process encouraged Stein to discover how he could handle future problems on his own.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The Sitka Historic Preservation Commission will consider backing a proposal to name a lake for a beloved dog that died as the small body of water was created by a landslide.
Kevin Knox and Maggie Gallin have applied to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to designate the 1-acre (0.4-hectare) body of water as "Luna Lake," the Sitka Sentinel reported, after their 11-year-old border collie, Luna.
The landslide killed Luna and nearly killed the couple.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bob Sam lives up to his name.
"My Tlingit name is Shaagunastaa," Sam said during his Evening at Egan lecture Nov. 16 at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Library. "It doesn't translate to Bob Sam. It roughly translates to the man with the golden face or the mountain goat who has a human face, but it also translates to the man who showed human beings how to respect the dead."
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The new director of Sitka Public Library has learned a number of things about Sitka - and the library - since taking the helm on October 1.
"They love their library, and want a director that understands they love it," said Kathryn Hurtley, whose time in Alaska has included work for a museum and a tribal organization. "Everyone's been very friendly, the community has been very welcome. People make an effort to introduce themselves and tell me how much they love their library."
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka police killed two brown bears that entered a shed and menaced a home.
The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports police just before 3 a.m. Tuesday took a call about the bears from a resident at a mobile home court.
The caller said a sow and a cub were eating a deer he had hung inside a shed.
The man called again soon afterward saying the bears were scratching on his house.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska businessman is suing a Sitka Assembly member, seeking repayment of more than $135,000 in loans and vendor payments related to a marijuana business.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka officials have shelved a measure that would tax single-use carryout bags provided to customers by businesses on the Alaska island.
The Sitka Assembly voted this week to "postpone indefinitely" the proposed ordinance taxing paper and plastic bags, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Wednesday.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A former employee of the city of Sitka has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in the deadly shooting of his girlfriend last year.
Reuben Yerkes, 40, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in June to second-degree murder in the death of 28-year old Ali Clayton, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported .
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials came up with a new plan to try and coax a Steller sea lion back to the ocean after it had been shuffling through neighborhoods in Sitka since Friday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Public hearings have been scheduled on a ballot initiative that supporters say would protect Alaska salmon. Opponents of the measure, however, say it could hinder resource development.
According to a notice issued by the state, the first hearing will be Sept. 7 in Juneau.
Additional hearings will be held in Kotzebue, Nome, Anchorage, Sitka, Fairbanks, Bethel and Dillingham. A statewide, teleconference-only session also is planned.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Sitka police officer is suing the city, alleging retaliation for complaining about department misconduct.
The lawsuit filed Friday by Officer Ryan Silva alleges he was demoted from detective to patrol for complaining about, among several things, an informal policy to not cite or investigate locals deemed "good people."
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An organizer of a marijuana festival where people consumed pot inside a designated tent has been fined $2,500.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday fined Alaska Hempfest director Niki Raapana $10,000 with $7,500 suspended if she has no future violations.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Don't expect U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to weigh in on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee anytime soon.
The Alaska Republican told a chamber of commerce audience in Sitka that there are "many more weeks to go" before she will publicly weigh in on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A crewman is missing from a cruise ship in Alaska waters.
The Coast Guard is searching in Sitka Sound by helicopter for a 35-year old man reported overboard from the 780-foot (238-meter) cruise ship Amsterdam.
The man was last seen on the ship at 6 p.m. Thursday. He did not show up for a work shift and other crewman and alerted the vessel's captain at about 7:45 p.m.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The low water level at a lake near Sitka led to the discovery of explosive material near the shore.
A person found plastic tubes near a ramp into Blue Lake last week and reported the items to the fire department, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka's downtown district has received extra color and flair, thanks to local artist Kija Elstad.
Her expansive under-the-sea mural, receiving its finishing coat this week, adorns the alley next to Harry Race Pharmacy and brings hermit crabs and jellyfish, barnacle clusters and kelp to Lincoln Street.
Elstad told the Sentinel that the idea for the mural sprung out of a conversation with Trish White of Harry Race Pharmacy, who told Elstad she appreciated her body of work.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Mark Sixbey, Sitka Tribe of Alaska education specialist, stood on the porch of the Sitka Historical National Park visitor center and gestured toward the Centennial Pole behind him as he related the significance of its symbols and shapes for the two tourists seated in front of him.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The Sitka School District's funding for summer and after-school programs will run out at the end of this month after the district was denied the renewal of a $1.2 million grant.
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Buffalo Chip Campground and Indian Motorcycles from a lawsuit filed by an Alaska man injured by a motorcycle at the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
Royce Rath, of Sitka, Alaska, was attending a Kid Rock concert when a motorcycle went off the stage and into the crowd, hitting him.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two men killed in a floatplane crash north of Sitka, Alaska.
Troopers say the pilot was 45-year-old Stonie Huffman of Sitka.
The passenger was a California man, 66-year-old James Ronge. His hometown was not immediately available.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a floatplane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local):
Alaska State Troopers have identified the two men killed in a weekend floatplane crash in southeast Alaska.
Troopers say the pilot, 45-year-old Stonie Huffman of Sitka, and 66-year-old James Ronge of California died. Troopers didn't identify Ronge's hometown.
The float plane on Saturday night left Sitka for what was supposed to be a 20-minute flight over Katlian Bay and Olga Strait.