The Morning Interview

Jon De La Cruz: SHS’s only senior is not a lone Wolf


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Sitka High’s Jon De La Cruz (Sr.) may be the basketball team’s only senior, but his coach, Andy Lee, calls him “the bridge man” who has held the team together since his sophomore year. The pair discuss the remaining 3A conference schedule (against Mt. Edgecumbe) and this weekend’s matchup against state 3A powerhouse ACS. With KCAW’s Brian Hanson.

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Gorman: Managing ‘conflicting expectations’ in Sitka

Mark Gorman. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more

Assembly approves Centennial Hall design

An architect's rendering of the renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall (Courtesy of McCool Carlson Green)
The assembly voted 7-0 to approve the architects’ full plan, which includes a new space for the Sitka Historical Museum, larger meeting rooms, and an ambitious overhaul of the building’s exterior, including new landscaping on the hall’s south side. more