The Sitka Wolves boys' basketball team beat the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves to claim the Region V 3A basketball title. Mt. Edgecumbe's Lady Braves beat Sitka High's Lady Wolves to take the girls' Region V 3A title. For fishing families and other self-employed Sitkans, Affordable Care Act is a big deal. more
The Greater Sitka Arts Council's Jeff Budd discusses the Arti-Gras Art Walk, which is scheduled for Friday, March 14, from 5-9 p.m. Downtown stores will be open late, and will feature work by local artists. more
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Land trusts create enduring framework for affordable housing. A smaller Sealaska land selection bill faces opposition from the USFS. Tongass Futures Roundtable concludes work, disbands.
At its heart, the Affordable Care Act has a simple premise: Americans who lack health insurance should be able to go online and pick a plan, and if their income falls beneath a certain threshold, then the federal government will cover part of the cost. That is, unless you live in one of the states that has opted out of the federal Medicaid expansion -- like Alaska. Then, you can actually make too little money to qualify for help. more
55-year old Richard Davis will serve two months in jail for assault and misconduct involving a weapon. 22-year old Tyler Westlund already served five days in jail, and still owes a $1,000 fine for criminal mischief resulting in property damage. more