Month: December 2011

Linda Behnken: Mixing love and advocacy on the ocean

Any study examining Sitka’s distinctiveness absolutely must include a fisherman – fishing has been a mainstay of civilization on Baranof Island, literally since the dawn of civilization. But not all fishermen are men. In part four of her five-part series of Sitka profiles, reporter Diana Saverin meets Linda Behnken, who is a fisherman, resource advocate, policy planner, and mom.

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Tue Dec 27, 2011

Sitka profiles continue: Herb Didrickson talks about crossing cultural barriers through sports. ADF&G announces first sac roe herring fishery in West Behm Canal in 36 years. Prosecutors say 14-year-old girl injected with heroin by 26-year-old. Wood giveaway planned by Tanana River bridge builders.

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Herb Didrickson: How speed breaks cultural barriers


It’s hard to think of Herb Didrickson as anything but fast. Decades since he left the basketball court and the track, this respected Tlingit elder still elicits knowing smiles from those who saw him play, and those who continue to hear the stories of how the young Didrickson crossed cultural barriers through sports.

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Beaver Lake Slide: Before and After

This picture was taken by Roger Golub from the west side of Beaver Lake in Sitka, looking over at the slope that failed on the east side of the lake on November 12, 2011. To see a picture taken from the same perspective before the slide occurred, follow this link.

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