There will be for the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road

There are NO long-term scheduled road closures for the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road.

It has been rumored of upcoming road closures to the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road for lengths of time anywhere from 3 weeks to 18 months..  Rest assured THIS IS NOT TRUE.

As road work continues over the next few months there will be flaggers to guide the traffic through the construction site.  Delays are NOT expected to exceed 20 minutes. 

During parts of the construction projects there may be a need to have the road closed for a longer length of time which is estimated to be between 2 and 4 HOURS (120 MINUTES to 240 MINUTES). 

I can assure you that when this needs to happen, THERE WILL BE NOTICES POSTED in advance  so people know what to expect.


Please, if you hear a rumor concerning the construction, upgrades or repairs of the South Thorne Bay Road, call Sara Yockey, Incident Commander and Tribal Transportation Director for the Organized Village of Kasaan by phone or email.

Main Phone:  (907) 617-9970 
Msg.Phn: (907) 542-2230

Department of Veterans Affairs Renews Transportation Grant – IFA

Beginning March 1, 2019, the IFA has
been authorized to issue both passenger AND vehicle ticketing to qualifying
Veterans traveling in conjunction with healthcare needs!

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed the transportation grant to the State of Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs. The State has advised the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that the IFA has been accepted into the Veteran Federal Transportation Grant Program again this year!

Present your current Alaska Driver License or ID
Card with VA endorsement, Armed Forces of the United States ID Card {Retiree},
100% Disabled American Veteran ID Card or VA Healthcare Card to qualify for
this no-cost to Veteran program. Escorts are required to get prior
authorization to travel from Forrest Powell. Forrest is the Grant Manager, and
Veterans can contact him at 907-334-0872 or

For Additional Grant Information, contact Dennis Watson 907-617-2800 or For Reservation Information:, contact Reservations at 866-308-4848



The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is accepting applications for Permanent Full-time Terminal Agent at the Ketchikan Terminal.  Duties include but are not limited to customer service, booking reservations, cash/credit card handling, daily reporting, assisting with vessel line handling, janitorial, security, and other duties as assigned by IFA Terminal Supervisor.  Position offers 32 hours per week including weekends, fill-in relief shifts, and an excellent benefit package.

A TWIC is required within 30 days of hire for this position. 

Applications can be submitted by fax to 907-247-4838 or 907-826-4849, emailed to or or delivered in person to any IFA Terminal. Position open until filled. 

For complete job description and application please visit, call 866-308-4848 or pick one up at any IFA Terminal.


Thorne Bay Newsletters

East Prince of Wales Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meeting & Elections

The East Prince of Wales Fish and Game Advisory Committee (EPOW AC) will be holding a public meeting & elections in the Thorne Bay City Hall council chambers on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Agenda items will include the following items:

  • Presentation and Q&A about Advisory Committees with Fish & Game staff
  • Election of Advisory Committee members and officers
  • Discussion of Board of Game topics, Board of Fisheries topics

For further information contact Jessalynn Rintala. To be added to the electronic email notices for EPOW AC Meetings, please send an email to Jessalynn at the address below.

Advisory committees are local groups that meet to discuss fishing and wildlife issues and to provide recommendations to Alaska Board of Fisheries and Alaska Board of Game. All meetings are open to the public. Advisory Committees are intended to provide a local forum on fish and wildlife issues. Their purpose includes: 1) developing regulatory proposals, 2) evaluating regulatory proposals and making recommendations to the appropriate board, 3) providing a local forum for fish and wildlife conservation and use, including matters relating to habitat, 4) advising the appropriate regional council on resources, and 5) consulting with individuals, organizations, and agencies.

If you are a person who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact Jessalynn at 907-465-6097 no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting, to make any necessary arrangements.

For updates to this agenda or to view the minutes after the meeting,

Jessalynn Rintala
Boards Support Section
PO Box 115526
Juneau AK 99811-5526
Fax: 907.465.6094