Glacier Bay National Park acquires ancestral site of Hoonah Tlingit

Oct 8, 2020

A Tribe in Southeast Alaska has won permanent protection for the site of a historic Tlingit village whose descendants claim centuries-old ties to Glacier Bay. Complex negotiation secured 150 acres that had been eyed by commercial developers.

Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point is positioning itself as one of Alaska’s top cruise ship destinations.

Roughly 1-in-3 cruise ship tourists will visit the entertainment complex on the outskirts of the small Southeast community next year.

Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line visited Hoonah to participate in the groundbreaking of a second cruise dock designed for the company’s two megaships deployed to Alaska.

President Obama takes no questions from Alaska media

Sept. 4, 2015

By Zachariah Hughes, APRN

During his visit to Alaska, President Obama did not take a single question from Alaskan reporters. KNOM news director Matthew Smith traveled with the press pool to Kotzebue.

KNBA newscast for Thursday, August 13, 2015

VA Secretary honors WWII-era Alaska Native militia

By The Associated Press

Wednesday in Kotzebue, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald honored those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II. He addressed seven surviving members of the largely Alaska Native militia, thanking them for their service. Members of the militia weren't formally recognized by the Army at U.S. military veterans