Sitka’s new roller derby team revealed its name tonight: Sitka Sound Slayers. This January, the fledgling team plans to spend a weekend rolling around the indoor track at Blatchley Middle School, so those with less experience can get a taste of what it feels like to be a roller girl. No need to bring skates to this event — Community Schools has agreed to loan old pairs to the group for the weekend. One of the team’s organizers, Nitrojen, said women of all skill levels are encouraged to check it out — they’ll be practicing for about a year before they start competing in bouts. For updates about upcoming meeting and events, you can visit the Sitka Sound Slayers’ Facebook page.
Derby on the mind
A Sitka-based seafood processor has cleared the first hurdle toward a major expansion -- in its hometown. The board of Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Wednesday (12-17-14) approved the sale of a significant portion of park waterfront to Silver Bay Seafoods. Plans for a joint venture in a marine services center remain on hold for the time being. more
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School. Downloadable audio. more