Elfin Cove, AK

Alaska Seaplanes investigating cause of Elfin Cove accident during takeoff

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Seaplanes reports that a Cessna floatplane had an accident during take-off late Sunday afternoon. The Cessna 208A floatplane, flight #1802-1, was out of Elfin Cove and bound for Juneau at about 11:45 Sunday morning. Marketing Manager Andy Kline said the plane had an accident upon...

Fishing for Salmon and Halibut in Remote Alaska

Beyond the five river otters gulping leftover herring baits along the Elfin Cove docks, we watch an Icy Strait evening shading into oranges, golds and blacks. A kicker boat with three never-say-die anglers slides into the harbor, the anglers worn down by brawls with salmon, halibut and rockfish from first daylight until dark. The strait reflects a jagged line of mountaintops that frame 3.3 million spectacular acres in Glacier Bay National Park.
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Gustavus Men’s Tennis Team Boasts 11 International Students On Its Roster

ST. PETER, Minn. (WCCO) — The Gustavus men’s tennis team won the MIAC regular season championship for the 33rd straight season. “We really enjoyed it this year again and we got to win it again so we’re happy about that,” said Daniel Fouchier, a junior on the team. He traveled stateside from his home in the Netherlands to play college tennis. A rising trend in the past several years. “It’s been growing in popularity a lot in the recent years,” he said. “When I was around 12 I still had no idea I was gonna do anything remotely similar to this.” This year’s team...

SB: GameDay vs. Gustavus

• FOR THE RECORD: Saint Mary’s heads into its conference doubleheader against Gustavus sitting at 15-13 overall, while boasting a 7-9 mark through 17 games of the conference season. • LAST ACTION: Saint Mary’s erupted for four runs in the second inning, breaking a 1-1 tie, as the Cardinals...

Chatham School Board selects Ralph Watkins as next superintendent

The rural Southeast Alaska school district that serves students in Klukwan, Angoon, Gustavus and Tenakee Springs has named a new top administrator. The Chatham School District’s board of education selected an administrator working in the North Slope to be its next superintendent. Ralph Watkins is the principal of the...

Friday, April 22, 2022: Sonus album released: A big sound from a small town. Juneau Disc Golf Club holds May events. National Record Store Day celebrated in Juneau. Marie Drake Planetarium Earth Day presentation.

Gustavus may be a small community, but it’s where Sean Patrick followed his passions to produce Sonus, a hard rock album that packs a punch. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, the story behind the album. How Patrick produced it in Gustavus, at the “Rusty Recordings” studios, where Justin Smith engineered and mixed his tracks – using as much analog equipment as possible to produce an authentic rock-and-roll sound.

The source of the Sonus album sound.

Guests: Sean Patrick, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Justin Smith, recording engineer, Rusty Recordings. Sean Patrick hasn’t been able to devote himself to his music full time. He runs a construction company in Gustavus, a remote community in Southeast Alaska that’s home to less than 700 people. And there aren’t the outlets in Gustavus to perform, not like musicians have in larger communities, except for a weekly Friday night jam with some friends. But when it came to recording his new album, Sonus, Patrick and his album producer, Justin Smith, didn’t let living in Gustavus limit them. Together, they produced nine original songs. Musicians from Juneau to Spain and France were recruited to record some of the tracks. And Smith’s passion for analog recording equipment kept it real, and the result was music that Patrick calls a “big sound from a small town.”

Open house: Finding Alaska

Welcome to Open House, the only newsletter section that wants to remind you that Juneau is in fact spelled like that. We’ll give you a few facts about a listing and you try to guess the price. Today’s off-the-grid home is located in Gustavus, Alaska, a short 12-minute helicopter...

Pelican troller fined for selling commercial fish as ‘personal use’

A Pelican fisherman has been ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, plus applicable fisheries taxes, for selling commercially-caught salmon to charter clients without submitting fish tickets to the state. 67-year old James Steven Daniels entered into an agreement with the state Office of Special Prosecutions, and pleaded guilty to three...

Angoon Boys Eliminate Gustavus from Region V Tournament

Angoon's Edward Kookesh (3) shoots against defensive pressure from Gustavus' Penelope Jarvis (1), Giorgia Demeglio (5) and Daniel Bohlke (2) during their Region V 1A tournament game on Friday at TMHS. (Klas Stolpe/KINY) Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Angoon Eagles topped the Gustavus Foxes 60-23 in an elimination game at...

Panthers Run Past Foxes in Region Tourney

Gustavus junior Daniel Bohlke (2) and Skagway junior Marc Robitaille (2) battle for a rebound in the Foxes 51-24 loss to the Panthers during the Region V 1A tourney at Thunder Mountain on Thursday. (Klas Stolpe/KINY) Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Skagway Panthers used a strong second quarter to pen...

Processing plant sale divides residents hoping to preserve Pelican’s commercial fishing tradition

Pelican is a small community. But it is a fishing community. And for five years it was a fish town without a processor to buy the local fleet’s salmon catch. That changed in 2015 when Yakobi Fisheries, owned by Pelican resident Seth Stewart, restarted operations in a former crab plant owned by the city. Today, they’re the economic engine of the town of about 55 permanent residents, processing about $1.5 million in fish last season.

State to offer limited catamaran service for Alaska towns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state transportation department has signed contracts with vendors to run catamarans to southeast Alaska communities affected by a lack of ferry service though some community leaders question if those options will meet resident needs for freight and groceries. Gustavus City Manager Tom Williams told...