Month: February 2011

Murkowski's BMS visit precedes budget wrangling

Possible cuts within the Sitka School District could become clearer during a school board work session Tuesday night. The board has a $1.3 million gap to close, and will be discussing some of the options at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the District Office Board Room.

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Former educator advocates for technical careers

A former educator at Mt. Edgecumbe High School is helping to steer students into technical careers. Todd Bergman left Edgecumbe three years ago to head up the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, known as APICC. Bergman spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce during this week’s World of Work fair in Sitka.

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Interview: Choose Respect mural seeks artist

The Choose Respect mural project, one of four ideas to emerge from the 2010 Sitka Health Summit, is accepting proposals from artists. Committee members Gretchen Clarke, Julia Smith, and Joe D'Arienzo discussed the project on the Morning Interview with KCAW's Robert Woolsey.

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Pilot project could centralize trash collection

Bears getting into trash cans has long been a problem in Sitka, but in recent years it seems to have gotten worse. The city wants to test out a new program where residents in the Indian River Road neighborhood take their garbage to a centralized neighborhood site, with stronger trash cans. The Sitka Assembly received a briefing Tuesday night (2-22-11) from members of the group devising the project.

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Murkowski on election, earmarks, Tea Party, Sealaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was in Sitka on Wednesday, where she heard from representatives of about 13 community agencies and organizations. They urged her to push for continued federal support for the Blue Lake hydro project expansion, and to keep federal money flowing to Sitka.

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