Before you start griping again about the cold December rains in Sitka, think back to last Tuesday (12-11-12). Cloudless skies, glorious sunshine, and lots of whales. Photographer Dan Evans and this humpback whale were both having a good day. One difference: the whale is going to spend the rest of the winter in Hawaii!
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more