Delta Airlines is resuming Seattle-Juneau flights with available bookings from May 30 to August 31, 2014. A Sitka woman was rescued on Harbor Mountain after a four-hour search through inclement weather and an encounter with a charging brown bear. China decided to ban selfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska, after claiming it found toxins in shipments of geoducks – industry representatives say Southeast geoduck clam divers have not been affected by China’s recent ban. Bad weather may have caused hundreds of gallons of gasoline to spill and disburse in Kake waters.
Tues Dec 17, 2013
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