Ten days after the 80-foot fishing vessel and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard hot springs, it is back afloat -- after a virtual alphabet soup of state and federal agencies and local companies worked together to salvage it.
As written, Sitka’s law would forbid marijuana consumption in public places, including restaurants and bars. But it leaves the door open to private cannabis clubs or cafes and allows the Assembly to consider exemptions for special events.
Sitka will sell off a significant portion of its land at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park. The Assembly approved the sale at its meeting Tuesday night. It’s the first of what may be several sales at the former pulp mill site.
What is the future of timber on the Tongass? That's the daunting question before the Tongass Advisory Committee, which is holding its fifth meeting in Juneau this week. But for some, the most important issues on the Tongass are the ones the committee isn’t supposed to address.
The F/V Eyak ran aground near Calligan Island, just north of Goddard Hot Springs. Four people were rescued, including the Eyak's captain.
Sitka’s other hospital has a new chief. The Southeast Regional Health Consortium announced Thursday that Jeff Prater has been hired as the new administrator at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. He took over this week from Interim Administrator Noel Rea.
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins thinks the state’s financial situation will mean a new reality for the state legislature in the upcoming session. The Sitka democrat is starting up his second term in the legislature.
Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol? Or like cigarettes? Or in some altogether new way? Those are some of the decisions facing the City of Sitka, and they have to be settled soon.
The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to dissolve the city’s Convention and Visitors' Bureau. The bureau plans to reconstitute itself as an independent nonprofit, one that could bid for city contracts to do much of the marketing and convention planning it does now.
J Thayne turned in his resignation on Friday afternoon, after just six months as head of the state-run boarding school. He will be replaced for the rest of the school year by Bill Hutton, who held the post from 2008 to 2010.