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  1. Hospital auxiliary awards $40K in grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    The Ketchikan Medical Center Auxiliary announced this week that it will fund more than $40,000 worth of needed equipment for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. The auxiliary runs the hospital gift shop, and profits from that enterprise are used every year to pay for equipment and programs at the local hospital.

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  2. Angoon Eagles win first hometown tournament in more than 20 yearsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Capital City Weekly

    At the end of the first week in February, Angoon High School hosted its first basketball tournament in more than 20 years, the Angoon Eagles cheerleaders cheered for their first real games, and both Angoon's girls' and boys' basketball teams became tournament champions. "It's really awesome we get to play and hopefully win it tonight," said Forrest Dean Braley Jr., a senior, before the boy's team's championship game against Coffman Cove.

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  3. Supreme Court denies Rachelle Waterman appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    More than a decade after the original crime took place, Rachelle Waterman's appeal of her conviction in the death of her mother has been denied by the Alaska Supreme Court. Waterman was found guilty in a 2011 retrial of criminally negligent homicide for telling two men she had been dating that she wanted her mother dead, and then failing to warn her mother or alert authorities when she found out that the two men were, indeed, planning to kill Lauri Waterman.

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  4. Sports & RecreationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Skagway News

    From left are: Lily Zalit, Adalia Deach, Ava Myers, Chloe Miller, Zoe Whitehead, Tatum Sager, Kristal Lahrman, Iraida Hisman, Peyton Rodig, and Eliza Myers. They are being coached by Alanna Lawson.

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  5. Remote winters: A look at the life of winter caretaker in Southeast Alaskaa s Warm Springs BayRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Capital City Weekly

    For seven out of the last 10 autumns, Rick Fleischman and Jen Price have packed up, stocked up, and headed to Baranof Wilderness Lodge for seven months of solitude and snow removal. The town site of Baranof is in Warm Springs Bay, on the inner side of Baranof Island, almost directly east of Sitka.

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  6. VISTA seeks volunteers for library programs in Coffman Cove and Thorne BayRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Capital City Weekly

    Alaska State Library's VISTA program is currently recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Coffman Cove and one for Thorne Bay, to join a team of two other VISTAs in the region. The goal of the project, called Libraries Build Communities, is to improve educational and economic opportunities for residents in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay, while also increasing the effectiveness, services and sustainability of the public library in each of these communities.

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  7. Some birds home for Christmas; some far from itRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Some birds are home for Christmas, and some seem to be making Southeast Alaska a new home - at least for now. The Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count, which provides a way for birders to document trends across the country, has found unusual birds in several Southeast communities this year.

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  8. Pool Engineering gets scrap metal contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    "All the communities in Southeast have been having trouble for years dealing with predictable scrap-metal removal. Things pile up and we can't seem to get rid of them in a regular, timely fashion," Johnson says.

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  9. Eight Southeast cities plan for scrap-metal recyclingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A Ketchikan company will soon begin collecting and recycling scrap metal from Wrangell, Petersburg and six Prince of Wales Island communities. "All the communities in Southeast have been having trouble for years dealing with predictable scrap metal removal.

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  10. Wrangell assembly to intervene in two more timber lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted last Wednesday to support the Big Thorne Timber Sale by intervening in two more lawsuits seeking to block the Prince of Wales Island logging contract. The assembly voted in October to pay $5,000 to intervene , or formally participate, in one of the three lawsuits by conservation groups trying to block the sale.

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  11. State still plans spring spraying on POWRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    An official with the Alaska Department of Transportation says the agency still plans to spray herbicide for weed control along a section of state-owned road on Prince of Wales Island next year. DOT had planned to spray along 17 miles of state roadway near Thorne Bay this year - that spraying did not happen.

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  12. Grants take classes, medical care to villagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    The Naukati School, on eastern Prince of Wales Island, is one of several to benefit from a USDA grant. The federal Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program is providing $360,000 to the Southeast Island School District's distance learning program.

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  13. Growing green, even when it's grayRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Less than a year ago, Thorne Bay School science teacher Megan Fitzpatrick was "just a frustrated Southeast Alaskan trying to get food to grow." Now she and the students of Thorne Bay School care for a greenhouse that supplies the school lunch program with regular greens for its salad bar; soon, they'll supply the whole school district and nearby businesses with about 250 heads of lettuce a week.

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  14. Wrangell assembly to intervene in Big Thorne lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit supporting the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. The U.S. Forest Service awarded a contract to a Klawock mill to cut 95 million board feet of timber between Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove.

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  15. Council could hire a new fire chiefRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Ketchikan Daily News

    Hoage is the current chief of the Unalaska Fire Department and, depending on the Ketchikan City Council's decision at its regular meeting on Thursday, could replace Frank Share, outgoing chief of the Ketchikan Fire Department.

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  16. More Big Thorne Timber Sales AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | APRN

    Clear-cuts and old-growth forests are part of the view of Indian Valley on Prince of Wales Island. The Forest Service just announced three more timber sales in the Island's Big Thorne area.

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  17. Thorne Bay XC star's journey to find identity outside of runningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    A couple weeks ago, we brought you a story about a regional cross country race in Ketchikan that was interrupted by a black bear. The runner who came across the bear was 16-year-old Taylee Nyquest.

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  18. SEAK local election resultsRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    Municipal elections were held throughout Southeast Alaska earlier this week. Here's a rundown on the unofficial results from communities on Prince of Wales Island.

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  19. Mariner XC girls crowned state champsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Homer News

    Mariners' state championship cross-country team: Ziza Shemet Pitcher, Alex Mosley, Aurora Waclawski, Lauren Evarts, Megan Pitzman, Haley Knott, Molly Mitchell with Head Coach Bill Steyer and Assistant Coach Saundra Choate-Hudson.

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  20. Conservation Group Sues to Block Controversial Timber SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | APRN

    The Forest Service awarded a contract this last week to log two-thirds of a controversial Southeast Alaska timber sale. Officials say it's the first of several contracts for what's called the Big Thorne timber sale.

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