Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sprinkler puts out sushi restaurant fire

little tokyo fire feaTwo engines and 20 firefighters responded to a call just before midnight at Little Tokyo, in the 300 block of Lincoln Street.

McConnell: Sitka needs a mayor to bring people together

fea_mcconnell"Today is a point in time when Sitka needs a mayor that will look at all the possibilities for economic growth, and be creative and open to new ideas. When we bring people together and build on the assets that we have, we can do a great deal to grow and build an economy that works today and in the future."

Scientists look for ways to kill Sitka tunicate

IMG_0467-1Part of the problem with D. vex is that it has a lot of unusual qualities. And now, research into its bizarre biology might help scientists figure out how to get rid of it.

Sitka seeks state funding for hydroprojects

The Green Lake Dam, as seen in a 2008 file photo. As water levels begin to drop, the city has renewed its call for Sitkans to conserve electricity. (File photo)Sitka officials want more state money to help raise the Blue Lake Dam. Hydropower expansion tops a list of about 30 projects targeted for legislative grants or other state funding.

Mt. Edgecumbe H.S. gets seat on UAS government

fea sam clarkSam Clark is from Dillingham. He’s a senior at Edgecumbe, and he takes some classes at the UAS Sitka campus. At the beginning of the school year, he was elected vice president of the campus Student Government Association.

Assembly weighs options for Benchlands property

The city should put about 25 percent of a property known as the Benchlands out for bid. That was the recommendation heard at a work session Thursday between the Sitka Assembly and an ad-hoc committee formed to draft options for the land.

Hays, adopted father of 15, to talk on FASD issues

John Hays is the adopted father of 15 children, all of whom were prenatally exposed to alcohol. Since then, he and his wife have worked to learn all they can about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and how to help the children who are affected.

Mon Sep 24, 2012

City to pursue $4M grant for Blue Lake cost. Assembly looks to committee for Benchlands options. Alabama woman's donation to make big difference for Fine Arts Camp. Could Petersburg get a lumber mill?

Christianson: Mayor needs to be ‘energetic cheerleader’ for Sitka

christianson fea"As mayor, I would work with the people of Sitka to explore every idea for making Sitka a better place to live in all aspects. I would work hard to make Sitka's government an open and respectful entity. I would also work with the state, the legislature, the U.S. Congress and industry groups to improve Sitka's economy."

Sitka campus gets $500K from Alabama donor

Carol Odess embraces Alaska Arts Southeast Executive Director Roger Schmidt in 2012 on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Odess donated $500,000 to restore Allen Memorial Hall. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Carol Odess made the donation in support of Allen Memorial Hall, on the Sheldon Jackson campus. The building holds a number of dance studios and an auditorium. The building will keep its name, but the theater inside will be named in honor of Odess and her late husband, Jack.