Monthly Archives: November 2011

Uncorked & Unreserved

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John Stein, Bob Medinger, and Jackie Fernandez discuss the upcoming wine tasting and live auction benefit for the Sitka Historical Society, 6-8 PM Friday, December 2, in the Raven Room at the Westmark Sitka. Live music by Slack Tide … more

Mon Nov 28, 2011

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Sitka police investigate Thanksgiving break-in at animal shelter. Alaska-class ferries could be more costly than expected. Petersburg assembly courting new Mitkof sawmill. NW Pacific drivers try electric cars. Made-in-China jerky treats suspected in dog illnesses.… more

Fri Nov 25, 2011

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Thanksgiving comes early for Mt. Edgecumbe students. Sawmill Cove industrial park board faces cash-flow crisis. Snow clones at Eielson AFB. Don Young locks horns with Rice Univ. professor.… more

Groh: Special Counsel report will be public after “bitter litigation”

cliffFormer Sitka municipal attorney Cliff Groh attended all five weeks of the Stevens trial. His blog, “Alaska Political Corruption,” was an important source of analysis for media covering the trial. Groh himself appeared on C-SPAN and elsewhere to discuss the complex issues in the case.

Sawmill Cove “burning cash” ’til dam project begins

Sitka’s Sawmill Cove Industrial Park is “burning cash.” That’s the phrase city finance director Jay Sweeney used to describe the situation to the park’s board of directors at their monthly meeting this week (11-21-11). Over the past four months, the park has spent about $90,000 on operations, but only taken in $40,000 in rents and other revenues. That’s an average monthly deficit of $12,500 that Sweeney says the park can’t sustain much beyond a year or 18 months, when its cash reserves run dry.

Thanksgiving comes early for Edgecumbe students

Mt. Edgecumbe High School students pick up turkeys in the kitchen at Centennial Hall during the school's annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. (Photo: Ed Ronco)On Wednesday morning, a yellow school bus pulls up to the front of Sitka’s Harrigan Centennial Hall, and students from Mt. Edgecumbe High School stream out of it. They’re moving quickly, mostly because it’s cold, but perhaps also because good things are about to happen inside this building.

Snowy dawn

snowfayetteSitka resident Fred Fayette captured this photo of a snowy morning in Eliason Harbor, with Mt. Edgecumbe in the background.

Tribe, UAS educational collaborative to hold open house

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Romee McAdams, Education Director for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, discusses an educational collaborative outreach program developed with the UAS Sitka campus for Native American Heritage Month. An open house is scheduled for 4-6 PM Mon Nov 28 at … more

Wed Nov 23, 2011

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Sitka Fire Department tests new, $600,000 ladder truck. Governor’s federal advisory commission sends a letter outlining its concerns over Sealaska’s land selections. Kookesh and Stedman will compete for re-configured senate district in 2012.… more

Recipe: Honey-lime sweet potatoes

An easy-to-prepare Thanksgiving side dish that kids (and everyone else!) will usually polish off before they even look at dessert.