In the days leading up to Alaska Day, TSA employees aren’t the only ones in uniform at Sitka’s Airport. There is also a committed group of ladies dressed in 1860s style day dresses. The hoop skirts, petticoats and decorative hats let you know that they share the same mission: getting visitors psyched for Alaska Day.
The art of being an Alaska Day greeter
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more