Regional inter-island Ferry service provided by the Inter-island Ferry Authority in Northern Southeast Alaska is no longer an option. During a regular Sitka Assembly meeting on Tuesday, representatives from the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida India Tribes of Alaska urged the assembly to approve a resolution in support of a high priority inter-island ferry initiative but what the Assembly didn’t know was that a Sitka-based company could become the ferry boat operator. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.Read More
Month: June 2009
The Alaska Marine Highway has posted a revised schedule for the coming winter that includes more service to Sitka from the fast ferries.
The tradeoff is that the LeConte will continue its current dayboat schedule, and connections between Sitka and the villages will have to be made through Juneau – sometimes requiring a layover of several nights.
The school district, on the other hand, could see significant savings.
The Sitka School Board will wait until this fall to take final action on a policy change that would allow some religious promotion in schools. Board members characterized it as a first amendment issue. KCAW’s Emily Schwing Reports.Read More
The swimming pool at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center has re-opened.
The pool was closed over most of the winter for repairs to its pump system.
Pool manager Jane Eidler says the city, school district, and Pacific Tower Properties all eventually cooperated to get the pool up and running again. But it was really a couple of talented handy-men – and some outside-the-box thinking – that tackled the problem.
The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced a series of grant awards earlier this month. One of them will go to the redesign and construction of a new Alaska Marine Highway Terminal in Angoon – a project that will change the current Marine Highway system to offer increased fast ferry services between Sitka and other Southeast communities. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.Read More