A fire destroyed over a million king and coho eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery south of Petersburg. Oceanographers will visit Sitka to give a presentation on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. Congressman Darrell Issa launches another attack on Alaska’s Bypass Mail system. The House Finance Committee approved a bill allowing village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on duty.
Wed Mar 5, 2014
Ellen Ruhle is a two-time cancer survivor and event chair for the 3rd Annual Relay for Life (8PM Sat June 20 - 4 PM Sun June 21, Lower Moller Field). Teams of up to 12 people keep a runner/walker on the track for the entire duration of the event, which honors cancer patients and caregivers. Participants can register online, or sign up at this spring's "Sitka Sue Walk" (8:30 AM Sat Apr 25, Rocky Gutierrez Airport). With American Cancer Society staff partners Tristan Walsh and Courtney Van Ord. Downloadable audio. more
As a host of herring arrived in Sitka Sound last week, another school clamored to be out on water. Nineteen students spent their Spring Break at the Knowledge of Herring Camp - a 5-day program that taught students both the cultural and ecological significance of this critical resource. more