A rainy day did nothing to dampen spirits on Friday, as crowds lined Lincoln Street for the Alaska Day parade, and later climbed Castle Hill to reenact the 1867 transfer ceremony that made Alaska a United State territory. Raven Radio was there, and caught some of the action for this photo slideshow.
Wet Alaska Day does nothing to dampen spirits
A Sitka seventh-grader has won the state spelling bee. Abigail Fitzgibbon was the Sitka champion last year as a sixth-grader, but was unseated earlier this year in a dazzling spell-off with eighth-grader Kyle Vidad. Fitzgibbon represented Sitka last weekend in Anchorage as a runner up, but nevertheless managed to run away with the state trophy. more
The budget picture for the Sitka School District next year is starting to look a little less dire. What started out as a projected $1.5-million deficit just a few weeks ago, has been teased down to $44,000 -- but only by drawing on over half of the district’s savings account. more