Alaska Day: Just like it was in 1867, and some new traditions
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The 9th infantry reenactors at the Alaska Day Transfer Ceremony on Castle Hill. (KCAW, Rachel Waldholz)
On Friday(10/18/13), Steve Dalquist made sure Sitka upheld long-practiced Alaska Day traditions. He started the day early, first by raising the Russian flag on Castle Hill. Then he retrieved the canon that would lead the 9th infantry reenactors in the Alaska Day parade.
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The Sitka Tribe of Alaska welcomed a new general manager last week. Lawrence Spottedbird replaced Ted Wright after a lengthy search. Council members and the public formally welcomed Spottedbird at the Tribe’s monthly meeting last Wednesday (4-16-14). more
Tracy Gagnon and Mary Wood from Sitka Conservation Society discuss Earth Day activities, starting with cleaning up garbage caches this afternoon (4-22-14). more