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Mim McConnell unseats Westover in Sitka mayor’s race. Hunter tops all vote-getters for assembly; Hackett and Putz also win seats. Cass Pook returned to School Board, along with a yet-to-be-named write-in (likely Jennifer Robinson). School board says goodbye to 13-year veteran Tom Conley. Petersburg elections, schools locked down when domestic violence incident spills onto streets. ANB/ANS to revive traditions at Centennial Grand Camp in Sitka.
Wed Oct 3, 2012
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more