Governor Sean Parnell’s recent budget proposal does not include money for any Southeast Alaska hydro project, including Sitka’s Blue Lake project. Garry White, Executive Director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discussed plans to make Sawmill Cove Industrial Park more accessible to larger vessels, and bring in outside dollars. The telecom giant GCI announced plans to buy three television stations in Sitka, Juneau, and Anchorage.
Fri Dec 20, 2013
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more