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Thu Aug 9, 2012

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Work continues on sunken seiner north of Sitka. Ferry schedule changes coming to Angoon, Pelican, Skagway, Haines. College course offers lessons from a kayak. Juneau mining co. reports strong Q2 sales. Murkowski holding federal health care forum. Kenai ranch owner named 2012 farm family of the year. Missing boater found north of Knudson Cove.

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Gorman: Managing ‘conflicting expectations’ in Sitka

Mark Gorman. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
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

Assembly approves Centennial Hall design

An architect's rendering of the renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall (Courtesy of McCool Carlson Green)
The assembly voted 7-0 to approve the architects’ full plan, which includes a new space for the Sitka Historical Museum, larger meeting rooms, and an ambitious overhaul of the building’s exterior, including new landscaping on the hall’s south side. more