Monthly Archives: January 2018

And… We have MORE Land For Sale!

Back in November,  the City put 9 land lots up for sale and I managed to forget to post the info.  Sorry.  Looks like all of them are still for sale,  so no harm,  no foul.  These are now available “over the counter” at the city offices,  so anyone can just put up the money and they are yours.  Or get the city to finance it at 8% interest…

Prices range from $5,700 to $28,300 depending on size and how far away from the road they are.  6 of the lots do NOT have direct road access (although there is a road on the plat that the city does NOT intend to put in).  Here is the map of the lots.  They are up on Ridge Road,  which is the road between the two churches…

2017 Land Sale Map

If you drive up Ridge Road,  you can see the city water tank on the right edge of the picture,  so you can know where the lots are located…

And here is the full document packet:

2017 Land Sale Packet


Yakutat Land for Sale

At the last Assembly Meeting,  the Assembly voted to approve an ordinance to release some of the city’s land holdings for sale.  They have 9 lots available right now,  although one is going to be tied up for a bit while they clear up the title.  It was donated to the local Humane Society,  but the HS is now defunct and no longer in existence.  So they need to recreate it,  to release the land and then go defunct again…

Here is the ordinance,  which shows prices,  locations and the terms for having the city finance it for you…

CBY land sale 01-18-2019

If you remember last year,  the State of AK Mental Health Trust put up 5 lots near Glacier Bear.  As far as I know,  they all sold.  Mental Health is considering putting in a road to access more of their lots,  then putting them up for sale as well.  We could be in for a little land sale boom in 2018.

If you have an interest in owning your own little slice of paradise,  call the city for details…

Tsunami and Earthquake Update

Good morning everyone!  Hope all is well with you.  Most people in Yakutat are a little groggy this morning,  since this was a real tsunami warning and we actually did what we were supposed to!  People went door-to-door and evacuated to the school and/or higher ground.

Apparently one of the ocean buoys rose 33 feet during the quake,  so a real tsunami was expected.  Nothing much hit here,  but Yakutat actually prepared for the worst.  Listening to one of the reports after the fact this morning,  they were recommending all coastal communities evacuate to at least 100 feet above sea level.  That’s kind of hard to do in Yakutat,  since you’d have to be at the top of the moraine up against the mountains to do that.  Even 9 Mile Bridge is only about 60 feet,  let alone the airport at only about 20 feet…

But all is OK here.  No damage.  An absolutely gorgeous sunny morning with between 4 and 6 inches of fresh snow covering everything.

Rocking and Rolling in the Hangar Tonight

Yet another good earthquake under our belts.  This one rocked and swayed us for more than 2 minutes.  According to the USGS site,  it was located out in the ocean 10 km under the ocean floor about 200 km southeast of Kodiak Island.  This is a LONG way away for us to feel it like that,  but it was an 8.2!


Currently under a tsunami warning from California through the Aleutians,  as well as Hawaii.  According to the tsunami forecast,  e should see our swell here at 2:05am,  so in another 50 minutes from my typing.  Oh,  they just downgraded it to a 7.9.

Here is the Tsunami warning info:



And it is snowing heavy right now.  Gotta be up for the ACE mail flight in two hours,  but thought I’d let you know we’re all still alive at the moment…