Monthly Archives: July 2013
After a year's hiatus, "Paths Across the Pacific" returns to Sitka. The conference examines connections between humans on either side of the Pacific Ocean. Bill Davis and Nancy Yaw Davis explain. The event runs Aug. 14 - 18.
Sitka enlisted man's court martial postponed. How coastal Alaskans solve resource problems. State DOT officials field road and ferry concerns about Kake. Parnell administration wants feds to reconsider ANWR rejection.
A team of researchers is working on a multi-year study in coastal communities from Bristol Bay to Sitka. But unlike their counterparts in the biological sciences, this university team is not studying fish, or marine mammals, or forest ecosystems. They’re studying us. Karen Hebert (pronounced “eh-BEAR”) is an anthropologist at Yale University. She’s examining the parallels between Bristol Bay and Southeast as they confront mining, fisheries, and timber issues.
Sitka Little League All-Stars lose state championship series 3-1 to Anchorage. NOAA extends comment period for halibut catch sharing plan for two weeks. In REBOUND program, girls learn to navigate social pressures -- in kayaks. Coastal Footprint spends time on Sitka beach cleanup.
A new short film from Sitka’s domestic violence shelter explores prevention from an unexpected angle: camping and kayaking. REBOUND is the name of the film and the program, which completed its third season early this summer. Although it has included boys in the past, REBOUND this year brought together nine high-school age girls for an extended kayaking trip in Southeast Alaska.
Sitka Seafood Festival organizer Alicia Olson outlines plans for this year's four-day festival, which opens this Thursday, August 1, 2013. The highlight is a five-course banquet Friday evening. For more information, visit the Sitka Seafood Festival online.