Like a curtain opening, the clouds lifted and a longish stretch of dreary weather ended just as Sitka Summer Music Festival musicians tuned up for a noontime concert in Sitka National Historical Park on Wednesday (6-20-12). Sitka Conservation Society media intern Bethany Goodrich captured this image of a young family soaking in the music and the sunshine.
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more