Month: June 2009

Trolling to open without Edgecumbe weather buoy

Trollers will start the commercial fishing season offshore today (7-01-09) without the benefit of the Cape Edgecumbe weather buoy.
But if this summer’s good weather holds, the buoy should be back in position before the fishing season is over.

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Mentally ill seniors see gap in care

This year, Alaska overtook Nevada to become the state with the fastest growing population of elderly people. And for the most part, state agencies seem to be preparing for the needs of older Alaskans. But there’s one segment of the senior population that’s having a difficult time finding the care they need: those with mental illness.

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Board term limits fail at Sealaska meeting

Sealaska shareholders this weekend narrowly rejected imposing term limits on their board members.
Also at the annual meeting in Sitka on Saturday (6-27-09), shareholders seated an independent board candidate, and authorized an additional 100 “life estate” shares for older members.

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Sheldon Jackson trustees hold meeting, await visit

The Sheldon Jackson Board of Trustees hosted a public meeting on Wednesday as they continue to struggle to develop a plan for the future of the former college. The board is reaching out to the city of Sitka, state government and even a small, private university in Iowa. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.

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Downtown Sitka goes wireless

Thanks to the city of Sitka – and the cruise ship tax – you can now update your MySpace page from the lawn at Totem Square or download music while leaning on the wall across from Ernie’s. Last week, the city launched a public internet program and soon, free wireless will be available in downtown Sitka — from Pioneer Square to Crescent Harbor.

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