Monthly Archives: March 2013

First herring opening yields roughly 2,100T

olbrych_herring_032713-2The herring fleet gathered about 2,100 tons of fish during Wednesday’s first opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.

Herring fishery opens!

herringToday at 3 p.m. was the first opening of Sitka's lucrative commercial herring fishery. About 48 boats were on the water fishing until it came to an end for the day a few minutes after 6 p.m. The fishery area was between Bieli Rock and Makhnati Island.

Outage in Yakutat

pleasestandby_webOur signal has been down in Yakutat since Sunday afternoon. It appears that there are some technical issues on site. We are working with our engineer to get this fixed as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconveniences.

Soccer season gets underway at SHS

Head coach Eric Van Cise, along with players Hunter Ramp, John Davis and Chris Reaves join Holly Keen in the studio to talk about the upcoming season. Games are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Lower Moller Field.

Herring opens: Seiners start in on 11,549 tons

fishery 032713 feaSome 48 seiners are fishing for herring this afternoon in the waters off Sitka. It’s the first opening of Sitka's lucrative and fast-paced commercial herring fishery.

Wed Mar 27, 2013

Sitka herring fleet remains on two-hour notice. SEARHC to close Bill Brady Healing Center, suspends community health aide training until Oct. 1. Back to the drawing board for city's 'owner account' revisions. Assembly changes mind on ice machine grant. City backs off on liquor license protest as bar works out tax debt. Parnell says Senate version of oil bill is OK, but House should take its own look.

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SEARHC to close Bill Brady Healing Center as sequester hits

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, is closing down the Bill Brady Healing Center, its residential drug and alcohol treatment program. The closure was announced Tuesday and comes after massive reductions in federal funding, also known as sequestration.

SEARHC training program on hold until Oct.

Community Health Aides provide first response in villages and smaller communities, often acting as medics by stabilizing patients before they’re transported to larger facilities. In a statement issued Tuesday, SEARHC chief executive Charles Clement tried to dispel rumors that the community health aide program is going away entirely.

“All in the Timing” takes the stage this weekend

Sitka Community Theater presents "All in the Timing," six one-act comedies by David Ives. The show features six directors, and about 18 actors. The comedies include chimps writing "Hamlet" in a lab, Philip Glass trying to buy a loaf of bread, and variations on the death of Leon Trotsky.