Monthly Archives: January 2013

Plans underway to create community endowment

Gibson2Sitka will soon have its own community endowment. The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund, a newly formed nonprofit in town, has been chosen as an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation to support philanthropy in the area.

Science night!

DSCN0644-1Students match a mountain goat skull to its hide at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School's science night. The program, now in its second year, started when the Anchorage Museum visited Sitka last year.

SJ Museum celebrates 25 years of live Native arts

Former Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Rosemary Carlton and artist Sarah Williams discuss the 25th Anniversary celebration of the museum's Native Artist Demonstration Program, 5-8 PM Saturday January 26, 2013.

Revitalize Sitka mixes community and commerce

Open_smImprovements to downtown Sitka have been discussed before, usually in the context of cruise ship tourism. But cruise tourism has been on a ten-year decline in Sitka, and the conversation about downtown revitalization this time may have more to do with community than commerce. Retailer Melissa Danville and landscape architect Monique Anderson are both involved in Revitalize Sitka.  Subscribe in a reader

Fri Jan 25, 2013

School board reviews safety procedures in wake of Newtown shootings. Renewable Energy Alaska Project aiming to make state 15-percent more energy efficient by 2020. State Labor Commissioner says hers is the "department of opportunity."

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School Board hears security plans, concerns, ideas

kgh sign feaDuring a school board work session Wednesday night on the subject of school safety, officials said it would be a good idea to have an outside audit on how the district’s five school buildings can be even safer.

Tutunov to perform, teach during Sitka “vacation”

Russian pianist Alexander Tutunov is the father of 8-month old twin girls. Teaching and performing in Sitka this weekend, by comparison, is a vacation.

Commissioner sorry for ignoring advisory board

Ferry system General Manager John Falvey looks through paperwork as Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp addresses the Marine Transportation Advisory board Jan. 22, 2013.Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp has apologized for keeping the Marine Highway Advisory Board out of the loop on the Alaska Class Ferry.

Thu Jan 24, 2013

Assembly to begin hiring process for new municipal attorney. Sitka program provides "host homes" for youth with nowhere to go. World Trade Center luncheon in Juneau offers two views of economic future.

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Efficiency in buildings, vital in saving energy

Mt. Edgecumbe gym 2It’s no secret that energy is getting more expensive. That’s especially true in big commercial and public buildings. Estimates put the state’s utility bill for public buildings and schools at about $642 million a year.