Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Tis the season: Assembly starts in on 2014 budget

IMG_0004-1The work-session looked only at the general fund. It’s a $25 million pot of money the city uses to fund its basic day-to-day operations. Funding remains mostly flat across city departments.

‘Slow Art Day’ this Saturday at the SJ Museum

Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Jackie Fernandez discusses the start of summer hours, and "Slow Art Day" this Saturday, April 27, 1-3 PM (free to public). Visitors will be encouraged to get hands-on as "Curators in Training." The Native Artist residency program begins on May 9. For more information about all the new programs visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum online.

Fri Apr 26, 2013

Construction begins for Sawmill Creek Road phase III, 15-minute delays possible. Sen. Stedman on the scope of Alaska's publicly-owned oil resources. St. Baldrick's fund raiser set for 6 PM tonight. Inter-island Ferry Authority short of cash for coming year.

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Jim Dinley’s statement upon resigning

Sitka Municipal Administrator Jim Dinley issued the following statement to city employees on Thursday morning (April 25), just before making his resignation official.

Brave Heart celebrates Nat’l Volunteer Week

Brave Heart staff Willow Moore and Amanda Taylor discuss National Volunteer Week. The organization will name seven outstanding volunteers and honor them at "Cupcakes and Kudos," 5:30 PM at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Learn more about Brave Heart Volunteers online.

Thu Apr 25, 2013

Sitka's administrator, Jim Dinley, resigns following assembly executive session. Stedman to Chamber: Oil tax bill a "gift" to industry.

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Dinley resigns post as Sitka administrator

IMG_0209-1The news came after an hourlong closed-door meeting of the Sitka Assembly on Wednesday. It became official Thursday when the city cut Dinley a check for severance pay.

Stedman: Oil tax break a ‘gift’ to industry

Sen. Bert Stedman told the Sitka Chamber he'd sign the ballot proposition repealing SB 21. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Sen. Bert Stedman calls this year’s rollback of state taxes a “gift” to the oil industry. And while he’s not unhappy with many of the structural changes to the oil tax scheme in Senate Bill 21, he says the numbers just don’t make sense. He explained his position to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (4-24-13).

Wed Apr 24, 2013

Assembly recesses; will resume meeting tonight to discuss future of municipal administrator. School board cuts high school activities director position. Library user contributes $21,000 toward library expansion.

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Man Choir rocks SE Music Fest

Sitka High's Man Choir won a command performance at the Southeast Music Festival over the weekend. They join Brian Hanson for an on-air performance.