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August 15, 2019
Thorne Bay Days 2019

The first weekend of August, the City of Thorne Bay celebrates its incorporation as a second-class city – August 2, 1982.  This year marked our 37th anniversary.  “Thorne Bay Days”, held August 2nd and 3rd, 2019, gave our community an opportunity to come together and celebrate the town’s founding, with good food, great desserts, kayak […]

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August 11, 2019
POW Residents Love to Share Their Subsistence Lifestyle

There are around 3000 residents on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, and while we're diverse in many aspects, a major similarity between us all is a reliance on locally-sourced and wild-grown food to subsist throughout the year. While food prices are a factor in this reliance, many of us live here specifically for […]

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August 1, 2019
Rich Native Cultures Celebrated on POW Island

Prince of Wales Island sits in the Alaska Panhandle in the southeastern region of the state, and it is among the largest islands in the United States. It spans across 2,577 square miles and is home to approximately 3,000 residents. The landscape is dominated by lush forests, vast alpine, and deep karst features. It is […]

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July 26, 2019
Alpine Hikes and Hunting on Prince of Wales Island Alaska

Prince of Wales (POW) Island in Southeast Alaska is home to many Sitka black-tail deer which are a critical source of food for families on the island. August 1st marks the official beginning of the deer hunting season on Prince of Wales Island; residents, however, get to start their seasons a week early to begin […]

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