Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thu Oct 27, 2011
Sitka’s finances: “We’re luckier than most,” says finance director Sweeney; Hoonah to surpass Sitka in cruise visits in ’12; Coastal management initiative will likely proceed after Parnell declines to introduce new legislation.… more

Preservation group negotiates transfer of Crescent strip

GREENSTRIP_smA Sitka preservation group that set its sights on a small piece of green space a few weeks ago appears to have hit its target. A small-but-important piece of land on the city’s downtown harbor will soon have a permanent public easement.

Tax holiday, library project move forward

Sitkans will likely get a break on sales taxes this year, after the Assembly shied away from suggestions to reduce or move its annual sales tax holiday.

Sitka Community Playground
Alice Marcus, Sitka Community Playground Committee. The planning meeting with John Dean, of Play by Design, has been rescheduled to 7PM Thu Oct 27 in the library at Blatchley Middle School. For more information please call Alice at 738-5089.… more

Wed Oct 26, 2011
Sales tax holiday to remain near Thanksgiving; Library project moves forward; Preservation group negotiates purchase of park green strip; Fairbanks follows Petersburg, drops most of its legal claims against redistricting.… more

Tenakee takeoff

John Reed moves a Harris Air Cessna 185 sea plane into position for takeoff from the Tenakee Sea Plane base on Monday morning. You'll hear stories from Tenakee Springs on Raven News in the weeks ahead. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)John Reed moves a Harris Air Cessna 185 sea plane into position for takeoff from the Tenakee Sea Plane base on Monday morning.

Senior night at MEHS Volleyball
Rob Jarvill, SHS Swimming; Katelyn Cook, Brenna Johansen, MEHS Volleyball; Jaylin Prince, Melissa Fisher, MEHS Wrestling; Jettafay Workman, Alley Wilson, SHS Volleyball.… more

Tue Oct 25, 2011
Assembly to consider December sales tax holiday, Whitcomb Heights land sales; Sealaska land selections could be merged with omnibus bill; Discovering music through Sacred Harp.… more

Postcard: Discovering music through Sacred Harp

SACREDHARP_smA revival of a form of traditional sacred music has found a toehold in Alaska. The 4th annual Alaska Sacred Harp Convention was held in Sitka over the weekend (Oct 20 – 22, 2011). About a dozen singers from around the state and the US joined locals for social gatherings, a song school, and an all-day sing.

Library hopes to apply for state grant

The library has been considering an expansion for nearly 10 years. Before it can apply for state grants to help fund it, the city-owned facility must first get permission from the Sitka Assembly.