Monthly Archives: December 1969
Candidates for Southeast’s District 2 House seat are now focusing on the November 2nd general election. That’s because Republican primary challenger Steven Samuelson of Petersburg last week conceded the race to incumbent Peggy Wilson of Wrangell. That puts Wilson up against Sitka Democrat Reber Stein, who faced no primary opposition.
A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be in Sitka on Friday to meet with community leaders.
Extended interview with House District 2 candidate Reber Stein of Sitka.
Sitka voters this October will fill four municipal seats – two on the assembly and two on the school board. The four candidates who have filed for those seats met for the first election forum of the season this week at the Sitka Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday (9-23-09).
Sitka residents came out en masse to participate in International Coastal Clean-Up Day Saturday [September 20th], beach combing for garbage on a nearby island, in Sitka National Historical Park and even underwater, dumpster diving in one of the local harbors. The event was sponsored locally by the Sitka Conservation Sociey, the National Park Service, The Sitka Global Warming Group, and the Sitka Chapter of Turning the Tides.
The so-called TLMP "adjustment" was the direct result of a 2005 ruling from the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which found that the Forest Service had significantly overestimated the market demand for Tongass timber. Tongass supervisor Forrest Cole talks with CoastAlaska's Ed Schoenfeld about how the amended plan remains an important tool for managers in Sitka and other areas of the forest.