After days of steady rain, Sitkans turned out under blue skies and fresh snow on the mountain tops to celebrate Alaska Day on Thursday. KCAW’s Anne Brice and Rebecca LaGuire teamed up to make this slideshow.
Commemorating the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States tops even the Fourth of July for holidays in Sitka. The festival schedule this year was almost three pages long.
But for most people, the Alaska Day Parade is the main event. This year, festival organizers honored the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Alaska Native Brotherhood as the theme.
Here in Sitka, we marked the end of the visitor season with the 20th Annual Running of the Boots - Sitka's answer to the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain. It combines a very short road race with a very elaborate costume contest. more
On October 7th, the citizens of Sitka will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights by selecting a new mayor. There are two choices on the ballot this year; the incumbent Mayor Mim McConnell, and myself, Orion Hughes-Knowles. I am extremely excited to be involved in this election, especially against such a worthy opponent. more