Monthly Archives: January 2013
Sitka 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. more
Students 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. more
Improvements 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 more
During 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. more
Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp has apologized for keeping the Marine Highway Advisory Board out of the loop on the Alaska Class Ferry. more