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
Richard Aufrichtig is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY. He traces his musical roots to traditional American songwriting, with a modern instrumental sensibility. While he's produced several albums, including the soon-to-be-released Ocean Music, he's also a published poet and playwright. Aufrichtig is on of six Fellows in Sitka for seven weeks. more
On a day that seemed almost guaranteed to produce no record times, two Sitka women on Saturday (7-19-14) crushed the course record in the 21st Alpine Adventure Run. Tasha Folsom took first place in the women’s event, with a time of 1:18:10 -- a full two minutes faster than the record set last year by New York runner Emily deLaBruyere. Second-place woman Emily Routon also beat last year's record time. more