Month: July 2012

UPDATE: 3 file to run for Sitka mayor

With four days left before the deadline, three candidates have shown interest in being the next mayor of Sitka. The deadline to get on the Oct. 2 municipal ballot is Friday at 5 p.m.

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Thorndike: “Trying with all our heart” for ecosocial preservation

Camila Thorndike is a Sitka Fellow hoping to accelerate “the global movement for culturally attuned conservation.” She is a 2010 graduate of Whitman College with a degree in Environmental Humanities. Thorndike discussed her plans to work on sustainability in Chiloe, Patagonia with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.

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Mon Jul 30, 2012

Air Station Sitka medevacks unconscious woman from cruise ship. New federal emmissions rules will affect cruise ships, but not state ferries. SeaTac Airport will consolidate Alaska Airlines operations in north satellite terminal by 2016. Pacific Northwest geologists take lesson in liquefaction from recent Japanese earthquakes.

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Coastal Zone ballot prop debated at Chamber

Alaska voters who might be thinking about passing up next month’s state primary should think again. The statewide Coastal Zone Management program – which the legislature allowed to sunset last year – is coming back as a citizen initiative. High-profile speakers on both sides of the issue were in Sitka this week (Wed 7-25-12) to put their case before the Chamber of Commerce.

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Fri Jul 27, 2012

Sitka assembly votes to continue litigation against land sale ballot sponsors. Pros and cons of Coastal Zone ballot initiative discussed at Sitka Chamber of Commerce. Crews fight invasive weeds on Admiralty Is.

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