Tue Dec 31, 2013

It’s our annual year-in-review. 2013 began with an earthquake, and the wild ride never quite ended. A dog in Yakutat fell into a well, some prominent Sitkans fell into even hotter water, a record fishing season and industrial activity paired with federal budget sequestration made for interesting economic times: there was struggle, human loss and tragedy, and an epic story of survival and escape from a landslide.


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Garden mentoring program recruiting families

Michelle Putz and Jennifer Carter, with the Sitka Local Foods Network, are seeking families to enroll in a free, 2-year, garden mentoring program. Anyone is welcome to apply. For more information call Putz at 747 2708 or visit the Sitka Local Foods Network online. Downloadable audio. more

Sitka police release operations manual in wake of video

The video of the arrest of 18-year-old Franklin Hoogendorn will be examined by the FBI< along with Sitka's police procedures. (YouTube image capture)
Sitka has released its police department operating manual to the public. The 342-page document was posted on the city’s website after a video of a high school student being tased went viral. more