Sitka shares latitude with Scotland and, this weekend anyway, recreational activities. The Sitka Seafood Festival presents the community’s first Highland Games. Eric Haseltine tells KCAW’s Holly Keen that kilts are required.
The Morning Interview
Och aye! Highland games test Sitkans’ mettle this weekend
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more