It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.
On Tuesday night (4-26-16), the Assembly considered allowing rentals, on a conditional use basis, in Sitka’s municipal harbors and slips. They also received an update on branding for tourists and firmed up zoning laws for marijuana business.
How many things live in our backyard, and how are they connected? That’s what little scientists were trying to discover during a Junior BioBlitz on Wednesday. The kids tromped in muskeg and listened to birds during the daylong survey of ecosystems.
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA) director Linda Behnken and project manager Anya Grenier say the association's community-supported fishery is poised for growth. "Alaska's Own" will be supplying product directly from fishermen to Fairbanks beginning this year. The expansion is made possible by a grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services.
Tuesday night (4-26-16), the Sitka Assembly passed a law that would fine those using their phone while driving. Exceptions are made for hands-free use. The policy is intended to reduce distracted driving and prevent accidents.
While 15-percent of the state’s population is Alaska Native, under five-percent of its teachers are. PITAAS grooms future teachers and administrators while they’re still in college.
The Sitka School Board has balanced its budget and returned two teaching positions to the payroll, but the district’s finances are far from secure.
The Young Performers Theater at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp will stage four one-act plays 7 PM Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Odess Theater. Downloadable audio.
Lawrence SpottedBird worked with the tribal government for two years and announced his resignation to STA on Tuesday (4-26-16). His last day will be June 30.
The city will begin repairs on a 12" water main that is leaking on Halibut Point Road on Thursday, April 28th and shut off water at 10 a.m. until further notice.