Monthly Archives: February 2013

Award program makes it easier to be green

Green_business_250The Sitka Global Warming Group/Sustainable Sitka has announced its Green Business Award winners for 2013. A total of twenty-six businesses met the organization’s criteria for green business practices this year, nineteen of them at the platinum level. What started out four years ago as a publicity project for Sustainable Sitka has turned in to a source of pride for some of the businesses who participate.

Thu Feb 28, 2013

Extending season sales tax advances to second reading. Kake Access project subject of Petersburg meeting. Juneau's Empty Chair Project gets fundraising boost.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013

Rock-removal plan for $12-million diesel turbine generates controversy. House passes bill outlawing federal gun control regulations. Novelist Pam Houston: The first step in writing is paying attention. Ferry Malaspina to make 50th anniversary cruise in May.

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Wolves vs. Braves: Tourney seeds to be settled this week

Lady Braves basketball players Scarlett Beaver (Jr-Kotzebue) and Mariah Martin (Sr-Hoonah) talk about how Friday's game with the Sitka Lady Wolves will determine the top seed for next week's tournament. Sitka High Wolves Jon De La Cruz (Sr) and Joey Inman (Jr) discuss how they've been mashing up their offense to control the inside game against 3A rivals Mt. Edgecumbe. The boys play Thursday night.

Rock swap catches heat at Assembly meeting

S&S General Contractors will remove about 25,000 cubic yards of rock near the city’s Jarvis Street Diesel Plant. Sitka already has agreements with S&S, and so, instead of getting bids from other companies, it simply amended its deal with S&S. The company will do the work in exchange for credit toward the $107,000 it owes the city on a quarry lease.

Author Pam Houston talks adventure, writing

Pam HoustonWhen Pam Houston is looking for good material to write about, she says she takes 19th century author Henry James’ advice: A writer should strive to be a person on whom nothing is lost.

Brave Heart offers end-of-life training this weekend

Brave Heart Volunteers staff Amanda Taylor and Willow Moore discuss a free end-of-life training (Sat Mar 2, 9 AM - 3 PM at the Pioneer Home Manager's House) and a group grief and bereavement program. They also introduce the organization's new development director Jessica Gibson.

Tue Feb 26, 2013

Assembly will consider extending seasonal sales tax to fund school projects. Missing woman's family holds on to hope, seeks closure. Profile: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins' election sprint becomes legislative marathon. Graduate student to survey Wrangell residents about forest use.

Lael Grant’s family still hoping for answers

fea_lael_grant_2Grant’s older sister, Erika Grant Burkhouse, says in the initial weeks after her sister's disappearance, a lot of tips came in to authorities. But in the more than four months since then, information has dwindled.

JKT: Representing district is ‘deeply personal’

fea jkt at workWhen he ran for the Alaska House last year, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins visited each community in his district, knocking on almost every door. Now that he’s been on the job six weeks, the Sitka Democrat is learning that frenetic pace of his campaign was only the beginning.