The Sitka School Board approved spending to begin design on a huge new vocational building. A bar in Wrangell made the decision to go smoke-free. The Sealaska Heritage Institute is offering school scholarships to shareholders and lineal descendants. The Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star stood down from a rescue mission in Antarctica. Carolers gathered in Sitka for a “Russian Christmas” tradition.
Wed Jan 8, 2014
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