Author Archives: Brody Armstrong, KCAW
Despite its name, Sitka’s 6th Annual Seafood Festival was not all about fish. The third-and-final day of the festival was held outdoors on the Sheldon Jackson Fine Arts Campus, and featured tote races, fish head bobbing, sumo wrestling, and yes -- Highland Games. But for many, it was simply a nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
37-year-old Pierre Pagtakhan was sentenced last week in Sitka Superior Court to 5 years, with 2 suspended, for attempted trafficking in meth. In an unrelated matter, 57-year-old James R. Land will serve 2 years for theft.
The 8th annual "Change Your Latitude" 57˚ North Open Water Challenge is this Sunday, August 8, 2015. Race Director Kevin Knox is busily preparing for the challenge, which includes a 1k, 3k, 6k, and 10k race that begin at the Coast Guard Gazebo. Skylar Moore, Ava Parrish, and Will Pate are three high school students who are participating in the 3K race, which was just opened to swimmers over 14 years of age. Downloadable audio.