Moorage rates in Sitka’s harbors are going up next week. Invasive tunicates are being monitored in ANB harbor – there’s no immediate cause for concern. An old hemlock tree fell on transmission lines this weekend in Sitka causing a three hour city wide power outage. Alaska Public Radio Network reporters present Clement Clark Moore’s The Night Before Christmas.
Tues Dec. 24, 2013
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