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Court ruling raises new questions about laws governing city land sales in Sitka. Asphalt plant fire will not delay Sitka’s street repair projects. Ketchikan police called in to quell possible riot aboard cruise ship Millenium. Glacier Bay Lodge will remain open for at least two years. State, federal officials update Petersburg assembly on transportation and power issues.
Thu Aug 22, 2013
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more