Southeast

A sightseeing tour boat captain recently caught a pod of orcas toying with a Steller sea lion as a precursor to a meal in waters outside of Juneau.

Alaska Dispatch News
Today the Sitka Fine Arts Camp hosts close to 800 students from three countries, 20 states and 45 Alaska towns. About a quarter of them came from Anchorage. Since taking over the Sheldon Jackson College Campus in 2011, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp has raised close to $4 million.Brendan Jones
The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.Associated Press
Crews have started recovering the wreckage of a Cessna 207 that crashed in rough terrain Friday between the Southeast Alaska communities of Hoonah and Juneau, according to the NTSB.Ben Anderson

Sitka sea salt is world class, and Darcy and Jim Michener are introducing the flake-style mineral to the world's diners.

Elissa Brown
Sitka sea salt is world class, and Darcy and Jim Michener are introducing the flake-style mineral to the world's diners. Elissa Brown

Hyder sits at the southeast corner of the Last Frontier, cut off from the rest of the state but connected by road to nearby Stewart, British Columbia. The ties between Hyder and Stewart run deep, spanning a century of cooperation that has made this one of Alaska's most unusual communities.

Loren Holmes
Hyder sits near the extreme southeast corner of Alaska, cut off from the rest of the state but connected by road to nearby Stewart, British Columbia. The connection between Hyder and Stewart runs deep, spanning a century of cooperation that has made this one of Alaska's most unusual communities.Loren Holmes

Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.

Bob Hallinen
The man couldn't invoke state laws allowing animals to be shot in defense of life and property because his improper storage of garbage caused the incident, wildlife troopers said.Megan Edge
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