The Sitka Assembly will vote on whether to increase moorage fees at Sitka harbors. Former Haines Representative Bill Thomas has filed a letter of intent to run for state office in 2014. Democratic candidate Byron Mallot visited Sitka last week. There’s a new bear cub at the Fortress of the Bear.
Mon Dec 23, 2013
By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more