Month: August 2008

Obama campaign to open Sitka office?

Presidential politics have arrived in Sitka.
Staff and volunteers for the Obama campaign last week canvassed over 5-hundred homes in the community.
Statewide campaign officials were unwilling to announce whether the canvassing effort signaled that Sitka would be the site of the next Obama office in Alaska, but it appears likely that one will open here – a definite first for the town.

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Alaska's newest historical park dedicated in Sitka

Last weekend (8-16-08) The Fort Rosseau Causeway State Historical Park was dedicated in Sitka, becoming the newest state park in the Alaska system in eleven years. As KCAW’s Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock reports, the park will appeal not only to those interested in Sitka’s trail system, but also in its history dating back to WWII:

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Lifejacket program credited with Angoon rescue

Two young boys who capsized a canoe in chilly ocean waters near Angoon last Friday (8-15-08) are doing fine.
Injury-prevention specialists credit a pair of loaner lifejackets from the statewide “Kids Don’t Float” program for saving the boys’ lives.

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Local group still waiting on fate of initiative

A ballot initiative seeking to make land disposal deals in excess of five hundred thousand dollars at Sawmill Cove Industrial Park subject to voter approval, is still awaiting a decision. Superior Court Judge David George held a full hearing today (8/19/08) and hopefully will make a decision before August 26th. KCAW’s Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock has this update:

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Diane Benson visits Sitka

Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives, Diane Benson says she believes in clean elections, alternative energy, and universal health care, among other things. She stopped by Raven Radio and filled in KCAW's Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on just a few of the things she feels strongly about, starting with her refusal to accept campaign donations from industry lobbyists.

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