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Sitka election unaffected by absentee ballot count. Cruise ship visitor count up, despite lower numbers at some ports. Sen. Begich writes letter objecting to poor-quality “Sort-of-Tuffs” boots. Supreme Court refuses to hear Wyoming’s Roadless appeal.

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Searchers suspect hiker fell to his death

The body of a missing hiker was found by searchers in Sitka on Friday afternoon (09-23-16). SAR captain Lance Ewers believes Hansen slipped while hiking off-trail on his way down Mt. Verstovia. more

UPDATE: Body of missing hiker found

Michael Hansen was last seen leaving his apartment at 10:30 a.m. Monday. His vehicle was found at the trailhead, off Sawmill Creek Road, at noon today , 9-20-16. (Courtesy Sitka Search and Rescue)
The body of Michael Hansen was found by searchers earlier today (09/23/16). Hansen’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing. more