A nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka spent nearly a month last spring providing medical care in one of Nepal’s most remote valleys -- and she’s already planning another trip.
Karen Lucas, President and Founder of the Port Alexander Historical Society, talks about the history of the island community, the museum, and new artifacts from Port Alexander's 1930s heyday. Downloadable audio.
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevacked two wilderness guides from Sitkoh Bay Thursday afternoon (Thu 8-18-16), after they were mauled by a brown bear while leading a hiking expedition.
In the aftermath of last August's landslide, Sitka staged a 24-hour relief effort out of Grace Harbor Church, the nearest building with the capacity to feed dozens of relief workers, shelter neighborhood evacuees, and to comfort the hundreds of residents awaiting news of the victims.
Plans are in motion at Sitka’s industrial park to give a nonprofit bear habitat the land it’s been leasing for the last 13 years. The park's board ordered a formal survey of the site.
Clarence Antioquia is the former Alaska Area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A 1958 graduate of Sitka High School, he's presenting at this year's Paths Across the Pacific conference on the subject of Sitka's Indian Village.
Today (08-16-16) is the one-year-anniversary of the August 18th landslide in Sitka. In the week that followed, many in Sitka volunteered food, shelter, and sweat to the recovery effort. And amid these gestures of aid, one of the most healing agents was words.
Ian Hudson is presenting at the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific Conference this week. Hudson studies ancient seafaring communities and global maritime history. Downloadable audio.
Tuesday’s primary election was pretty low-key in Southeast Alaska. The real battle for state House and Senate candidates will come during the general election. But a few trends emerged.
The landslide that struck Sitka in August of last year was not the worst disaster to befall a community, but the impacts still echo. Kramer Avenue is less than a mile from downtown. Here's the experience of property owners who live beneath the slide.