City of Saxman gets $60,000 grant to repair clan house

    The southeastern Alaska city of Saxman has been awarded a $60,000 grant to replace the roof of its clan house.

    SAXMAN, Alaska (AP) — The southeastern Alaska city of Saxman has been awarded a $60,000 grant to replace the roof of its clan house.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rural development program in Alaska announced the Saxman grant Thursday.

    The clan house sits on the top of a hill that forms Saxman's totem park and is the largest of its kind of Revillagigedo Island. Saxman officials say the tribal house roof is 25 years old and primarily made of cedar shakes.

    A $26,250 federal grant to the Organized Village of Kasaan was also announced on Thursday and will go to the village's sewer system. Teller, near Nome, and the Kenai Peninsula community of Port Graham also received equal grants for water projects.

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