Southeast voters to fill local gov’t seats, decide tax issues; AK Mental Health Trust proposes administrative land exchange with USFS; Tlingit & Haida Central Council applies for planning grant.… more
Assembly dialogue with Sealaska execs more civil than past meetings; Ploughshares Fund argues that dismantling the US nuclear arsenal will benefit both the economy and defense.… more
Mike Reif is a candidate for City & Borough of Sitka Assembly. The municipal election is Tue Oct 4.
Tim Fulton is a candidate for Sitka school board. The municipal election is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Billy goat #18 heads for high ground above Blue Lake after being tranquilized and collared by biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Due to increased hunting pressure in drainages near Sitka, and a hard cap on the harvest of nannies, the department has closed by Emergency Order all goat hunting between Sitka and Necker Bay, effective Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Three executives from Sealaska Corporation spent more than two hours in front of the Sitka Assembly last night, taking questions from Assembly members and citizens. The discussion surrounded the regional native corporation’s controversial land selection legislation, as well as separate plans to select land around Redoubt Falls – a popular subsistence fishing location south of Sitka.
One of the country’s major foundations involved in disarmament advocacy believes the United States should dismantle its nuclear arsenal for the sake of the economy. Paul Carroll is the Program Director for the Ploughshares Fund.
The Sitka Assembly will hold a discussion with officials from Sealaska Corporation during the regular Assembly meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Sitkans take off from the starting line at the annual Running of the Boots on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event, now in its 17th year, marks the end of the tourism season. It includes live music, contests, and a race in which contestants wear Xtratuf boots.