Monthly Archives: November 2013
Alaska has its share of big science projects, to be sure. But to get results, science doesn’t always have to be huge. In Sitka, a project in its second year is studying the seasonal movement of juncoes and some other sparrows. It started as a way to involve kids in science, and to answer some basic questions about a species so common that we haven’t taken the trouble to study it.
The Sitka assembly gave final approval Tuesday night for a sales tax holiday this Friday and Saturday, the two days after Thanksgiving. The assembly also passed on first reading a proposed ordinance that would require the city to make the decision about sales tax holidays earlier in the year.
The Sitka assembly on Tuesday night was asked to make a donation on behalf of the city to disaster relief in the Philippines – and said no. Instead, members volunteered to donate part of their own paychecks.
St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Churchwomen Pauline Fredrickson and Candi Barger discuss next Saturday's Annual Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon (10AM - 2PM Saturday, December 7). The bazaar features baked goods, crafts, chowder, and chili. The event benefits St. Peter's 12-step programs, and efforts to combat homelessness.
Assembly declines to spend public funds on typhoon relief in the Phillipines, opts for private donations. Residents react to proposed Harrigan Centennial Hall facelift. Despite improving economy, Salvation Army food assistance program in Sitka is on the rise.
Assembly expected to approve sales tax holiday for this weekend. Sitka family's second home in the Phillipines shelters typhoon survivors. Fishermen want to broaden use of electronic monitoring, rather than human observers, in federal fisheries.
A Sitka family is rebuilding in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines in early November. Sitka mailman Felix Cirera traveled back to his hometown of Tacloban this week to find out what is left of the beach-side home that he and his wife, Myrna, had built in the city and planned to retire to. Several of the Cireras' relatives rode out the storm in the house.
The Sitka assembly took a look at a concept for updating Harrigan Centennial Hall Tuesday night (11-16-13), in a one-hour work session prior to its regular meeting. On Monday, architects from the Anchorage firm of McCool, Carlson, and Green gave a similar presentation to the public.