Month: November 2009

Businesses weigh in on tax-free days

Across the country, people turned out Friday (11-27) for the annual day-after-Thanksgiving shopping ritual known as Black Friday. It’s called that because it’s the day retailers can switch from red ink to black ink on their balance sheets. In Sitka, plenty of people hit the streets to shop, in part because of a sales tax holiday, which was held Friday and Saturday.

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NE Chichagof doe closure extended through January

Federal wildlife managers have closed doe hunting on Northeast Chichagof Island for the rest of the season.
The federal subsistence board issued its decision on November 10th. It extends the 60-day closure authorized by the Forest Service district rangers in Sitka and Hoonah in mid-September. A proposed permanent December closure for does for urban hunters will be considered by the Board this spring.

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Students, school board share a meeting

The Sitka School Board met Monday (11-23) with the Sitka High School student council. School dances, cheerleading and the pep squad were discussed, along with security cameras in the high school. The meeting is an annual tradition, and a chance for district and student leaders to hear from one another.

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Searching for Sitka stimulus

NPR's All Things Considered recently ran a story mentioning a government Web site that allows people to track distribution of the $787 billion federal stimulus money. Reporter Martin Kaste searched for stimulus projects in a ZIP code near his Seattle home. KCAW reporter Ed Ronco thought he'd give that a try using Sitka's ZIP code. Here's what he found.

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