Monthly Archives: October 2009

Assembly holds Friday vote to approve Hames terms

Sitka’s Assembly met on Friday night to approve the terms of a new lease on Hames Wellness Center. The vote came one day shy of the expiration of the current lease. There’s still one more step in the process to finalize the deal.

Film on Peratrovich coming to Sitka

A film telling the story of Alaska civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich will be screened Sunday (11-1-09) at the performing arts center at Sitka High School. “For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska,” is set to air on public television stations around the country this fall.

City will try for new Hames lease

The lights at Hames Wellness Center most likely are staying on. With an Oct. 31 deadline looming, the Assembly asked city officials on Tuesday (10-27-09) to negotiate a new lease on the center.

Mt. Edgecumbe H.S. renovations get state school board nod

Plans for repairs and renovations to Mt. Edgecumbe High School were approved by the state Board of Education & Early Development today (10-26-09). The school is seeking about $15 million from the legislature. Ed Ronco has details on the project.

Teens judged by peers in Youth Court

Young people who get in trouble in Sitka might just find themselves in an entirely different kind of court: the Sitka Youth Court. The program has been around for about 10 years and this week (10-20-09), 15 new attorneys were sworn in.

INTERVIEW: Gov. Sean Parnell

Gov. Sean Parnell was a busy man on Alaska Day. He walked in the parade, he attended military memorial services, and he spoke at the re-enactment of the 1867 Transfer Ceremony on Castle Hill. In between all of those things, he spoke to Raven News about some issues facing Southeast Alaska.

INTERVIEW: Bob Poe, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Bob Poe is one of three declared Democratic candidates for Alaska governor. He sat down for an at-length interview with Raven News on Friday, Oct. 16. Raven News will bring you more interviews like this one, as candidates pass through Sitka.

Parnell, Poe talk issues in Sitka

Two candidates for governor were in Sitka over the Alaska Day weekend. Sitting Gov. Sean Parnell and Democratic contender Bob Poe both are hoping to win the state's top job in 2010. Raven News spoke with both about some Southeast Alaska issues.

Alaska Day marked by solemnity, celebration, history

Sitkans gathered to celebrate Alaska's transfer from Russia to U.S. control on Sunday (10-18-09). Here's an audio postcard.

Pike ponds purged of invasive fish

Yakutat could be done with its pike problem. The state poisoned the ravenous invasive species out of some small lakes near the northern Southeast Alaska town. And the salmon that once lived there have started to return.