Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sitka herring harvest down in third opener

Herring seining opened for the third time Saturday afternoon in Sitka Sound. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game called the opener at 4:10 PM. There’s no official word yet on the afternoon’s haul. Informal reports on social media suggest fishing was slower than the previous two openers – perhaps around 1,000 tons. more

Spring Sealaska dividends total $12 million

Sealaska Plaza in Juneau, headquarters of the Southeast regional Native corporation.

Sealaska’s approximately 21,000 shareholders will get their spring dividends around April 12th. Sealaska’s Board of Directors approved the distribution at a meeting today at its Juneau headquarters. more

Administrator suspended after personnel complaint

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The Sitka Assembly suspended Municipal Administrator Jim Dinley for two weeks without pay, in response to a harassment complaint. The decision comes after nearly two months of investigation. more

Time for bliss

Pir Shabda Kahn and Sitkan Auriella Hughes discuss “Dances of Universal Peace,” which will be held 7 – 9 PM Thu Apr 4 at Sweetland Hall on the Sitka Fine Arts Campus. more

Fleet takes a day off after 3,600T herring haul

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Seiners participating in the Sitka sac roe herring fishery will stand down today while tenders and processors deal with Thursday’s catch. That’s according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon, who oversees the fishery. more

Fri Mar 29, 2013

Seiners to stand down while tenders and processors deal with yesterday’s (Thursday) 36-hundred ton harvest. Fifth eagle killed in Sitka this year; latest by a vehicle. Postcard: Students turn out for Sitka’s Choose Respect march. Rep. Young issues apology for use of term “wetbacks” to refer to Hispanic workers. During tour of Southeast, Young critical of federal overreach.

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Choosing Respect: Sitkans march against violence

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Hundreds of Sitkans, many of them students from Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka high schools, marched through the city’s downtown today. It was part of the Choose Respect campaign, a statewide effort to address domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. more

Arts Council to show adventure films tonight

The Greater Sitka Arts Council is showing “Rickshaw and Canyons,” a double feature of two adventure films Thursday night at 7 p.m. at UAS. The event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dave Nevins and Jeff Budd explain. more

Thu Mar 28, 2013

Herring fishery opens in Sitka Sound. Southeast seiners could see lower taxes this year. Ketchikan library gets art installation. Murkowski reviewing stance on same-sex marriage. State Rep. introduces bill to require constitutional curricula. more

Second herring opener at 2 PM today

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The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has scheduled the second Sitka Sound Sac Roe herring opening of the season this afternoon (Thu 3-28-13) at 2 p.m. The fishery will take place in the waters north of Crow and Middle Islands. more