Month: May 2010

Sitka High's Outdoor Rec brings new meaning to P.E.

It’s one of the most popular classes at Sitka High School, and it’s not biology, debate or drama. It’s Outdoor Rec. The program, which began this fall, is all things sports, including mountain biking, rock climbing, and cross country skiing, to name a few.

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City budget advances unchanged after Historical Society request

The City and Borough of Sitka plans to spend more than $24 million dollars in 2011, but most of the discussion at the Assembly’s first budget hearing last night focused on a request from the Sitka Historical Society for more funding. In the end, the Assembly didn’t make a single change to the budget. But it wasn’t for lack of trying.

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New Sitka hostel ready for summer

Sitka’s new International Hostel opened March 1st. The hostel has 25 beds and a three day stay maximum. Perched on Jeff Davis road, the hostel was once the infirmary at Sitka’s historical Sheldon Jackson College, and later became Sitka Community Hospital. Now, surplus military bunk beds replace hospital cots.

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Esquiro to end 30-year tenure at NSRAA

After nearly 30 years on the job, the manager of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is retiring. Pete Esquiro took over the non-profit hatchery program in Sitka when it was only a year old. NSRAA now is arguably one of the state’s most successful regional aquaculture associations. Robert Woolsey has this look back at Esquiro’s career:

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100K salmon released from Sitka Sound Science Center

The Sitka Sound Science Center released about 100-thousand Chinook into Sitka Sound on Friday (5-21-10). KCAW’s Ed Ronco dropped in to see the release, and to talk to the staff and volunteers who make it happen. On Friday, two of those volunteers were Christina Stolze, who is from Germany, and her friend Jen Long, from Scotland.

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