Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wed Aug 29, 2013

Assembly selects Mark Gorman as municipal administrator. Public feedback sways assembly against adding Sweeney to hiring list. Sequestration budget cuts will curtail regional HeadStart programs. SE pink catch tops 80-million - a new record.

Assembly picks Gorman for administrator job

IMG_0062-1Mark Gorman will be offered the city’s top job. The former SEARHC vice president has called Sitka home since 1978. He’s currently working in the southeast Asian country of Laos, for a non-governmental organization called “World Education.”

Local news returns to 6:49 & 7:49 AM

NPR_Morning_EditionYou spoke, we listened! After a month-long test of our new morning lineup, we’ve taken your feedback and created what we hope combines KCAW’s tradition of providing the best local, state, and national news available, with the predictability you’ve come to rely on from your community station. While there’s much to like about where we’re headed with the morning schedule, many of us were happier with Local News at its original times at 6:49 and 7:49. For other changes, check out our revised Morning Edition rundown beginning Monday, September 30, 2013.

UPDATE: Assembly talks about hiring fairness

Sitka's interim municipal administrator was added last night to the list of finalists to hold the job permanently. Jay Sweeney joins the list without having gone through the same process as the other four finalists. Raven News managed to reach six of the seven Assembly members today, and ask them about whether the process is fair.

Top USFS team to review district’s performance

tidwell_120Top officials from Forest Service headquarters in Washington DC are visiting Sitka this week. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell is not among them, although he is scheduled to join the group in Juneau on Wednesday. The high-level visit is part of a review process that takes place once every seven years or so in the Alaska region of the US Forest Service.

Registration open for fall classes at UAS-Sitka

Bob Love is the outreach specialist for health care; Owen Kindig is the communication media specialist. Fall classes begin September 3, in Art, Math, Government, Psychology and many more. Both on-campus and distance teaching is offered. For more information visit UAS online.

Tue Aug 27, 2013

Following executive session, assembly adds interim administrator Jay Sweeney to finalist's list. Write-in candidate files for assembly seat; now a three-way race. USFS executive management team drops in on Sitka.

Mon Aug 26, 2013

Assembly could decide tonight on choice for new municipal administrator. State enforces new rules for onboard shopping guides on cruise ships. Galena working on alternate local housing plan during delays in flood repairs.

Sweeney added to list of administrator finalists

IMG_0066-1The Sitka Assembly was expected to offer the job last night to one of the four finalists they interviewed late last week. Instead, they added Jay Sweeney’s name to the list and put off further conversation until Tuesday night.

Assembly looks to advance Benchlands sale

A relatively light agenda awaits the Sitka Assembly at its regular meeting Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean it’s minor. Among the five items on the agenda is the sale of some Benchlands property to a local developer.