Alaska Day marked by solemnity, celebration, history
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(From left to right) Gov. Sean Parnell, Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, State Sen. Bert Stedman, State Rep. Peggy Wilson pause to pay respects after laying a wreath in Sitka National Cemetery.
Children catch candy thrown from a float.
A four-legged participant in Sunday's parade gets a closer look at the Raven News camera.
The 9th Army Band plays after the raising of the American flag on Castle Hill.
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A Sitka-based seafood processor has cleared the first hurdle toward a major expansion -- in its hometown. The board of Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Wednesday (12-17-14) approved the sale of a significant portion of park waterfront to Silver Bay Seafoods. Plans for a joint venture in a marine services center remain on hold for the time being. more
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real
Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School.
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