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Zeke Blackwell, director of the Young Performers' Theater with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and two of his young actors talk about their upcoming production of Robin Hood. Downloadable audio.
Cass Pook, Yaxthlaahaat Daxthlawadi, is the new president of the Sitka School Board. During Wednesday night’s (10-12-16) special meeting, Pook was chosen by a blind election by her four fellow school board members. The board also elected Dr. Jennifer McNichol as Vice President and Eric Van Cise as Secretary.
Representatives from United Way spoke at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Sitka on Wednesday (10-12-16). The national organization supports nonprofits across the country, by partnering with local businesses to give money and volunteers.
The Sitka Assembly is raising electric rates for the second time this year, by an average of 7% across the customer base. That will close the gap in the electric fund for FY17. But the relief is short-lived. To address future shortfalls, the Assembly wants to dip into other pockets in the city’s wallet before raising rates again.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Historic Preservation Act. There's a history walk from 1-4pm on Saturday, October 15th and a presentation on the architecture of Sheldon Jackson campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7pm. Downloadable audio.
Along with taking part in Whale Fest, Dr. Ward will give a natural history seminar talk at UAS room 229, Thursday Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm. The title of the talk is "Magic and Models: Sense of place and the speed of need." Downloadable audio.