Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thu Jan 26, 2012
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Haines magistrate will cover Sitka following Horton’s death. Halibut scientists say they’ve been overestimating stocks in recent years. Ferry Taku repaired, will return to service today. SEACAD team intercepts six pounds of pot headed … more

Peggy’s Corner of the House: Jan 26, 2012

Peggy_smRep. Peggy Wilson will work to pass seven bills introduced in last year's session of the legislature, including her transportation infrastructure fund. Due to redistricting, this is Wilson's last year representing Sitka in House 2.

Nominees sought for 15th annual “Honoring Women” dinner
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SAFV board chair Brian McNitt and volunteer coordinator Martina Kurzer are accepting nominations for this year’s “Honoring Women” dinner, to be held on April 14. Please send nomination letters to Sitkans Against Family Violence, … more

Wed Jan 25, 2012
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Assembly considers senior sales tax rebate, raising sales tax cap, to ease city finances. Assembly insists on pitched roof for Pac High remodel, but leaves other detail to school board. Rep. Thomas will try … more

Assembly considers end to senior sales tax exemption, raising cap

tax holiday feaCity officials say there are lots of reasons for wanting to do away with particular sales tax exemptions. They say the city could use the money it would generate. And that they’re looking for a way to cut back on abuse of the exemption for people 65 and older.

Assembly revisits Pacific High conversation

Earlier this month, Assembly members argued an early design for the school had a roof that appeared too flat to allow proper drainage. They insisted on a pitched roof instead. The City of Sitka owns the school buildings.

MEHS Braves Basketball set for conference play
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MEHS Lady Braves coach Carl Blackhurst (and 10-month-old son Daniel) and team captain Brandi Hale (Sr.-Hooper Bay) discuss recent conference competion against Petersburg, and this weekend’s series against Wrangell. Blackhurst reviews last weekend’s Mt. … more

Tue Jan 24, 2012
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Assembly to consider revising tax code, Pacific High designs, at its regular meeting tonight. Colleagues mourn loss of long-time Sitka Magistrate Bruce Horton. Sen. Albert Kookesh to focus on rescue boats, water systems, and … more

Traffic Advisory: HPR detour through Tue Jan 24

Public Works foreman Mike Webb reports that a broken water main has forced the closure of Halibut Point Rd. between Marine St. (near Blatchley Middle School) and the roundabout. Traffic will DETOUR along Marine St. and Erhler to the roundabout. Repairs are expected to take a full day on Tuesday.

Bruce Horton, Sitka magistrate, dies at 62

Horton died Friday after falling through the ceiling of his home while working in the attic. Horton was hired as Sitka’s magistrate in 1990, and was remembered by colleagues and friends for his talented legal mind and his devotion to family.