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32nd running of Julie Hughes Triathlon Saturday

JHT_startKevin Knox and Aaron Prussian are two of the organizers of the 32nd Julie Hughes Triathlon, one of Alaska's first. Downloadable audio.

Sitka upgrades to silver level for bicycle friendly streets

DougOsborneCharlesBinghamSitkaBFCAward05172016On Wednesday (5-18-16), the League of American Bicyclists designated Sitka a “Silver Level” Bicycle Friendly Community. Only 73 other communities in the United States have earned this honor, including Anchorage.

Meeting federal regs, Sitka treats water with UV light

160519_UVPlant_woolseySome of the best drinking water anywhere may be just a little bit better now. Sitka officials on Thursday (5-19-16) cut the ribbon on a new, $8-million dollar ultraviolet disinfection plant for the town’s water supply.

School board approves $300,000 English curriculum purchase

Nat_Geo_ReachThe Sitka School Board has authorized the purchase of nearly $300,000-worth of new reading and writing curriculum for the elementary grades.

Pacific High graduates ready for future

IMG_7393Pacific High School’s three latest graduates are now on to bigger and brighter things. The alternative high school held its commencement ceremony Thursday night (5-19-16) at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. It was filled with traditional Alaska native drumming, heartfelt wishes and hopes for the future.

State, Southeast group to reconsider ferry system

5-19-16 Squarer - Walker, White shake hands after MOU is signedThe state and a regional development group are combining forces to develop a new business and management plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Police ID shooters, resolve case

The Sitka Police Department has identified the group of people allegedly shooting at the water off of the Chaichei Islands this past weekend.

Pacific High works it out

FullSizeRender (3)Pacific High School students have practiced karate, done somersaults in the air and walked on balance beams -- all in the last week. The school has been holding a "boot camp" of sorts to expose students to different fitness regimes.

Police look for reckless shooters

The Sitka Police Department is trying to identify a group of people who allegedly shot guns at the water off of Chaichei Islands over the weekend.

Let’s talk about death

53a9c1_22fb09b3ce524067b7b15f700db23251Brave Heart Volunteers is hosting a series of workshops on death and dying. Krisanne Rice, Brave Heart's program manager, and Dr. Marilyn Coruzzi share why it's important to talk about the uncomfortable topic. Downloadable audio.