Monthly Archives: January 2013
Twelve apply for municipal attorney vacancy; former city lawyer says the job "Is not as easy as it looks." JazzFest kicks off this weekend with concerts, workshops open to ticket-holders. Princess Cruises pays fine for accidentally dumping swimming pool water in Glacier Bay. Seymour Canal gillnet herring fishery will target just over 1,000 tons this spring. Skagway, Haines officials suggest the DOT experiment with open-deck ferry before approving changes to Alaska-class project.
Sitka Jazz Festival directors John DePalatis and Mike Kernin talk about this year's festival lineup, which includes Jeff Collela, Barbara Morrison, and -- for the first time -- dancer Katherine Kramer.
Public, scientists disagree on cruise ship wastewater during Senate Resources Committee hearing. SE halibut fishermen to see small increase in 2013 catch limit, following IPHC winter meeting. McDonald's to adopt sustainably-harvested fish in all restaurants.
A bill that would relax the wastewater standards placed on cruise ships by Alaska voters is on the fast track in the Senate. The Senate Resources committee took the first public testimony on Senate Bill 29 last Friday (1-25-13). Proponents of the bill advocated for the lower standards, saying that the current law unfairly puts ships under tighter rules than Alaskan communities. The leading opponent of the bill was a marine ecologist, who was dissenting from her colleagues on the science advisory panel that studies cruise ship wastewater.
Greater Sitka Arts Council members Jeff Budd and Jen Rogers discuss this year's ArtiGras Festival. For full details -- including an application for the 2013 Wearable Arts Show -- visit the Greater Sitka Arts Council online.
SEDA report: Economic numbers are up in Sitka compared to two years ago. Sitka legacy fund established under Alaska Community Foundation. Tongass yellow cedar on decline.
The economy in Sitka – like the rest of the state – appears to have turned a corner. According to the latest quarterly report Trends published by the Sitka Economic Development Association, income and employment are on the way up.
Van Hanson is a busy fellow: songwriter, musician, board game designer and creator/director of Sitka's 48-hour Film Festival. We're glad that he found time to pick the ten songs that he'd choose to have with him on a deserted island. He also chose his grandma's strawberry rhubarb pie, but get this - the recipe is secret - so you'll have to go straight to the source because we can't post it here. Here are his songs, and the show.