Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

City to sell land for affordable housing

HPR_lot1306At Tuesday’s meeting (11-10-15), the Assembly took its first political step towards selling city land to the Sitka Community Development Corporation for an affordable housing project.

Committee set to regulate cannabis in Sitka

2928600995_d7f63a4f46_zOn Tuesday night (11-10-15), the Sitka Assembly got a status update from the Marijuana Advisory Committee, which has been meeting twice a week since October.

Sitka High All-State musicians

Several students from Sitka High School were selected to participate in the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage from Nov. 19 to 21. Downloadable audio.

‘Over the Rainbow': Auditions for youth musical

Wizard-of-Oz-1000x500_cYoung Performer's Theater is holding auditions for the "Wizard of Oz." Director Zeke Blackwell and music director Rhiannon Guevin talked about the musical. Downloadable audio.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council elections result


Only 85 tribal citizens — out of 1,900 — voted in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council Election on Tuesday (11-10-15). (Photo by Mike Hicks)

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four … more

City seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides

The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night (11-11-15) to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.

Sitkans indicted on drug trafficking charges

A Sitka grand jury has indicted a couple on drug trafficking charges, after federal postal inspectors found a package of crystal meth bearing their address in the mail.

Sitka Tribe honors “Greatest Generation”

IMG_0566To mark Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska honored past and current military members with a parade and dinner on Saturday (11-07-15). The events recognized World War II veterans as this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of that conflict.

Sitka Police request Trooper investigation of tasing incident

The Alaska State Troopers have agreed to perform an outside review of an arrest last year in Sitka, in which officers used a taser on a high school student.

Shedding light on Turnaround Skate Park

IMG_4597Built in 2007, Turnaround Skate Park in Sitka is a playground for adrenaline-seekers of all skill levels, from kids on scooters to young adults on long boards. In recent years, however, the reputation of the space has been shaken by steady reports of alcohol and drug use by non-skating adults. Skaters have had enough with the unwelcome company. So, the city has decided to shed some light on the situation.