It was a meeting of the minds for the Sitka Assembly and the Sitka Tribal Council on Wednesday night (5-11-16). The bodies got together for their twice yearly government-to-government dinner at the Westmark to discuss the city’s finances and the tribe’s future.
Sitka Community Hospital director of health promotion Doug Osborne, and National Bike-to-Work Month spokesman Aaron Prussian discuss events on tap the week of May 16-21 in Sitka, as well as safe riding practices. Learn more here.
The Sitka Assembly held a work session Tuesday night (5-10-16) to review a land use inventory recently conducted by the Planning Department, mapping how Sitka lands are used and plotting future use.
Some very low tides and very blue skies produced excellent beachcombing conditions in Sitka Wednesday (5-11-16). Sitka experienced only 8 days without rain since April 1.
The Sitka Planning Commission has postponed approval of a revised historical chapter in Sitka’s Comprehensive Plan, until language can be added acknowledging that there are outstanding issues with Tribal claims.
At their regular meeting last night (5-10-16), the Assembly heard the pros and cons of adjusting Sitka’s property taxes from Assessor Wendy Lawrence. The Assembly wants to uncap the 6 mill rate, but they aren't sure how to make their case to the public.
The Sitka School District is moving ahead with plans to implement a new English Language Arts curriculum in the elementary grades -- at a cost expected to be somewhere around $250,000.
Sitka Sound Slayers Double DeckHer (Betsy Decker), Barb Gored'em (Carlene Gagnon), and Risky Mistress (Sarah Newhouse) discuss this weekend's state championship rematch against Juneau, 7 PM Sat May 14, Hames Center, tickets $15 at Old Harbor Books. In April the Slayers defeated Juneau in the finals of the state roller derby tournament. Juneau is returning in a grudge match.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.
Zak Wright, Quinlyn Holder, Elias Erickson are featured in next weekend's comedy 'You Can't Take It With You.' 7 PM Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, and 2 PM Sunday May 22, Sitka Performing Arts Center.