The Sitka Lady Wolves and the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves each defeated their over-the-bridge counterparts to win regional championships in this week’s (Mar 5 – 9, 2013) 3A tournament in the BJ McGillis Gym in Sitka. While it’s not always fun to lose, winning at the end of a long season could not be sweeter. View tournament brackets and results.
Slideshow: Sweet victory
By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more