Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wearable Art Show sashays our way

Jeff Budd, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, says now is the time to buy tickets for this year's Wearable Art Show, Mar 7-8, in Sitka. The event sold out in its first four years. Receptions with the artists follow both shows. Advance tickets at Old Harbor Books.

Thu Feb 21, 2013

Sitka High, Mt. Edgecumbe take state titles at Drama, Debate, Forensic meet in Anchorage. Voucher issue, lack of committee referrals create a stir in state capitol. Alaska House unanimously approves resolution opposing genetically-modified salmon.

There’s no debate: Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe take honors at state DDF

Jesse Bartelds and Michael Boose celebrate their state title in Duet Acting. (Kevin Lane Photography)Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe students captured several titles at the state Drama, Debate, and Forensics meet in Anchorage last weekend (Feb 14-16). For Sitka, it was a chance for last year’s underclassmen to move into the limelight following the graduation of a strong senior team. For Mt. Edgecumbe, it was a first taste of victory for a growing program.

Alaska innovators share success stories

Juneau's Alaskan Brewing Company is using an innovative boiler to save fuel and shipping costs. The business is among those highlighted at a recent innovation summit in Juneau.  Photo courtesy of Alaska Brewing Company.We’ve all heard talk of how businesses need to change to succeed in today’s marketplace. A group of Alaska entrepreneurs shared their success stories at the recent Innovation Summit in Juneau, hoping to inspire others.

Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe post big wins at state DDF meet

Sitka High DDF team members Michael Boose and Jesse Bartelds, and Mt. Edgecumbe DDF team members Donovan Gurule and Doug McClenahan discuss their schools' successes at the state Drama, Debate, and Forensics tournament in Anchorage over the weekend.

Wed Feb 20, 2013

Senate passes bill relaxing cruise ship wastewater standards; will go to governor's desk. Am. Cancer Society's Relay for Life returns to Sitka this summer. Former Sen. Kookesh in critical condition following heart attack. Entrepreneurs exchange ideas at Innovation Summit.

Kookesh critical following heart attack

An Alaska Native leader and former lawmaker remained in the hospital today (Tue 2-19-13) after suffering a heart attack Monday in Juneau. Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage listed Albert Kookesh in critical condition as of late afternoon.

Cancer Society ‘Relay’ returns to Sitka

The Relay for Life is coming back to Sitka. For twenty-eight years, the Relay has been one of the primary fund raising activities of the American Cancer Society. This year, over 5,000 communities across the country will participate in the all-night event.

FOOD film festival served up this weekend

Tracy Gagnon, with the Sitka Conservation Society, and Andrianna Natsoulas, with the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, discuss the lineup for the 2013 Food Film Festival, which opens Friday, February 22 in Sitka. All films will be free. For complete schedule information visit the Sitka Conservation Society online.

Tue Feb 19, 2013

Troopers arrest 14-year-old suspect in death of Mackenzie Howard. With little hope of state funding, Sitka officials nevertheless meet with legislators to make their case. Sitka man to serve two years for felony DUI.