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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.

Recent News

Gorman: Managing ‘conflicting expectations’ in Sitka

Mark Gorman. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more

Assembly approves Centennial Hall design

An architect's rendering of the renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall (Courtesy of McCool Carlson Green)
The assembly voted 7-0 to approve the architects’ full plan, which includes a new space for the Sitka Historical Museum, larger meeting rooms, and an ambitious overhaul of the building’s exterior, including new landscaping on the hall’s south side. more