Month: August 2009

Celebrating Sitka's "culture of baseball"

Sitka celebrated its “culture of baseball” last night (Tue 8-25-09).
The Sitka assembly recognized the achievements of both the Little League’s major league all-star team, and the senior league all-star team, in winning their respective Alaska State championships.
And while they won’t be going to the Little League World Series, the Sitka teams still have plenty to brag about.

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Westover braced for tougher times in second term

Assembly member Cheryl Westover believes Sitka is headed for one of its toughest budget years ever.
Westover earlier this month filed to run for a second term on the assembly. Barring a write-in campaign, her seat will be uncontested.
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey met with Westover to discuss her decision to throw her hat in the ring for another term.

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State, city officials cut ribbon on roundabout

Four years after the state Department of Transportation began planning to improve traffic flow at Sitka’s busiest intersection, state and local officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the Swan Lake roundabout.
The $1-point-8 million dollar project is one of 600 roundabouts constructed in the United States since 1990.
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey sent this audio postcard:

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Uncertain over SJ's future, assembly kills Hames ballot

The Hames Wellness Center will not be on the ballot this October. In a special meeting Wednesday night (8-19-09), the Sitka assembly killed the proposed Hames bond initiative, along with two related ballot questions designed to raise property taxes to pay for the bonds.

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Presbyterian mission "not bottom line" for some SJC alums

The University of Dubuque's expression of interest in Sheldon Jackson came as a surprise to many who were expecting something more tentative. KCAW news has spoken informally with people who are concerned that the University of Dubuque will spend the next five weeks possibly deciding the fate of Sheldon Jackson. Others consider Dubuque’s support the best hope for resurrecting the college. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey asked two prominent Sheldon Jackson Alumni who spent time with the Dubuque delegation for their views on the prospective relationship:

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