STRONG WIND THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
SNOW EARLY IN THE EVENING MAINLY EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND. ELSEWHERE...RAIN. SNOW ACCUMULATION TO 2 INCHES. LOWS AROUND 38. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. ALONG EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND...NORTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTH IN THE EVENING.
The Sitka School District is drawing on the district's savings account to mitigate its budget deficit. The Ketchikan School District is considering moving to a four-day school week. A Sitka seventh-grader has won the state spelling bee. Sitka Wolves edged out Mt. Edgecumbe in the second round of the Region V basketball tournament in Juneau. more
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Candidate profile: Dallas Peavey. New study links sea otters to lower atmospheric carbon dioxide. USCG to require dockside exams for offshore fishing vessels after October 16.
The 3A girls championship was settled earlier this afternoon. The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves defeated defending champions Sitka 49 to 42. The Lady Wolves stayed within striking distance the entire game -- closing to within 3 points with a minute to play -- but could not shut down the Mt. Edgecumbe offense, which has been strong all season. The boys' game got underway moments ago (5:15 PM Thu). View the live stream.more