The unofficial results for Sitka's municipal election are in. Matthew Hunter is Sitka's mayor-elect. Kevin Knox and Aaron Bean are the top vote-getters for two seats on the Sitka Assembly. And Jennifer McNichol was elected to a three-year-term on the Sitka School Board. Proposition 1 failed, by a margin of 66 to 33.
Along with Sitka, smaller cities from around the region went to the polls on Tuesday (10-4-16) to elect or reelect residents to the Mayor's office, the City Council, and seats on the School Board.
Sitka National Historical Park's trails were closed for about an hour while park staff and the police responded. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also tried to locate the bear.
Today (10-04-16) is the municipal election and voter turnout in Sitka is high. As of 4 p.m., both Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 were reporting a ballot count over 600. This time last year, the ballot count was half that.
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To raise or to not raise the cap? That is the question before Sitka voters today (10-04-16). Proposition 1 asks if Sitka should raise the local limit on property taxes from 6 mills to 8 mills. If the ballot question passes, $1 million of that money would go towards the Electric Fund to help pay off the Blue Lake Dam.
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevacked a Hoonah man to Juneau on Saturday afternoon (10-1-16), after he was mauled by a brown bear. It was the 5th brown bear attack since August in the area.
In January, 2015 Rebecca Poulson recorded a special interview with Brownie Thompson and Marge Ward, who both happened to arrive in Sitka as adventurous young nurses in 1949. If you missed it on the air, you can listen to it in its entirety here!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Raven News will provide live coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate from 5-7 PM. At 8 PM, we'll bring you live coverage of local election returns from Harrigan Hall.
This year's municipal election is Tuesday, October 4th. There's a question on the ballot to raise the cap on property taxes and 10 candidates running for municipal office. To help you make an informed decision, Raven Radio profiled of each candidates and hosted four call-in shows. Find those stories here.