No city celebrates Alaska Day like Sitka and no event is bigger than Sitka’s Alaska Day parade. But while spectators set up chairs and line up for candy, the party has already started just up the block.
The contenders to represent Sitka and its neighboring communities in the Alaska legislature met in a forum this week (10-17-16) at Sitka High School. The issues ranged far beyond the state's budget crisis.
The Green Lake Hydro plant was shut down late Monday night (10-17-16) after a hydraulic ram failed. The 16.5 MW (megawatt) plant works in tandem with the Blue Lake Power plant to provide hydropower to Sitka.
This is your opportunity to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with no blackout dates. Tickets are $10 and available weekdays at the station and occasionally at Sea Mart. Outside of Sitka? Give us a call at (907) 747-5877.
Sitkans Can Dance is sponsored by the Greater Sitka Arts Council and the Sitka Studio of Dance and will take place this Saturday, Oct 22 7pm at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
In Sitka, the Gary Paxton Industrial Park Board has chosen a contractor to build a multi-purpose dock at the facility, to be completed by January 2018. The dock would primarily support the freight and fishing industries.
This year's summit takes place this Friday (10/21/16) 8:30am to 4pm at UAS. To register, visit sitkahealthsummit.org.
Jeff Ankerfelt will be Sitka’s Chief of Police, effective November 1st. City Administrator Mark Gorman announced the news Tuesday (10-17-16) in a press release. Ankerfelt has been the Acting Police Chief since September, after Sheldon Schmitt took extended family medical leave.
Sitka experienced a few outages this weekend that severed power and Internet access.
The blood drive will take place on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Room 1.