New director at Greater Sitka Arts Council
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Greater Sitka Arts Council outgoing executive director Jeff Budd introduces incoming executive director Sarah Lawrie, who starts her new job on Aug. 1. Budd and Lawrie talk about the origins of the Council and what’s on the horizon for the organization that seeks to advance the arts in Sitka.
Wildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood late this week (10/20/16). While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety.
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The proponents of a new playground at Sitka’s Crescent Harbor want to get to work on the over half-million dollar upgrade in 2017. more