Yakutat, AK Other News

Tribal groups call for halt to logging at ‘sacred and culturally historic’ site near Yakutat

Clear-cut logging site at Humpback Creek near Yakutat. (Courtesy of Defend Yakutat)

Controversy over a logging project near Yakutat in Southeast Alaska has intensified. The local tribe, an archaeologist and others say a site that’s being logged is home to centuries-old ruins that could provide clues into the history of Southeast Alaska’s Indigenous people.

Yakutat elder Victoria Demmert says her ancestors — for hundreds of years — harvested the abundant salmon that returned to Humpback Creek every summer.
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Simple nymphing: Part I

Some years ago, when I was just a bit younger than I am now, another fly fishing guide and I were fishing a well-known Montana creek right before run-off. He was using nymphs, while I was casting a dry fly. We split up for a bit, then met up and comp ... Read more

Border restrictions dealt a 'devastating blow' to Carcross t

A business owner in Carcross, Yukon, says the local tourism industry has not bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, and border restrictions through the 2022 season majorly affected business in the area.

Jacqueline St. Jacques runs Yukon Ru ... Read more

States that have increased taxes the most in the last four d

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States that have increased taxes the most in the last four decades

A person filling out an income tax form.

Depending on where you live in the U.S., your state and local ... Read more

New mobile salmon processing platform under development in US - Baird Maritime

Sitka, Alaska-based Northline Seafoods has launched a new project to build a mobile commercial salmon processing platform, with construction planned to begin at the Port of Bellingham in Washington State in January 2023. Named Hannah, the platform is a vertically integrated vessel that will operate in Alaska’s Bristol Bay during the commercial fishing season.

Hannah was developed to produce higher quality fish through a more efficient process, said Northline CEO Ben Blakey.

The 400- by 100-foot (121- by 30-metre) pla ... Read more

A dash from Spain to Norway

Two planned trips fused into one when a long streak of unusually favorable weather appeared in the forecast, resulting in over 24 hours in the air, flying a Piper Super Cub from the bottom of Spain to Norway.

The marathon of flight was d ... Read more

Clifford E. Gardner 1927 - 2022

Clifford E. Gardner 1927 - 2022

Clifford Elmer Gardner passed away December 17, 2022, in McMinnville, Oregon. He was 95 years old. Clifford was born May 13, 1927, in Rainier, Oregon, the oldest of three sons of John E. and Anna A. (Choui ... Read more

Charles Hugo “Chuck” Hadrich

Charles Hugo “Chuck” Hadrich, 74, of Rohnert Park, CA, passed away on November 29, 2022, at Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa. He was surrounded by family and friends after a 25-month fight with pancreatic cancer.

Chuck was born on Septe ... Read more