A Sitka man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of home burglaries, but police caution that the investigation isn’t over yet, and say they’re still pursuing other suspects.
Connie Sipe discusses the Greater Sitka Legacy Fund, a general community fund dedicated to the needs of Sitka and its surrounding area.
Forest Service technician Gwen Baluss visited Sitka this month to band and measure juncos and other songbirds -- with some help from local students.
The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to make it easier for residents to sell produce they’ve grown at home. The change is part of an effort to make locally grown food more easily accessible.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target.
Callers reported possible burglaries on Observatory Street, Kincaid Street, Edgecumbe Drive and Halibut Point Road. That brings the total number of burglaries reported this week to ten.
The Sitka School District got a major shout-out from President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner was in Washington D.C. for a White House summit on technology and education.
Alaska Airlines is about to get some competition in Sitka: Delta Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is launching daily, nonstop flights between Sitka and Seattle, beginning May 15, 2015.
Representatives from across Southeast and the country will meet in Sitka this week to hash out timber issues on the Tongass, as the U.S. Forest Service tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.
Critics worry the mines could affect salmon habitat. Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Port Alexander have passed resolutions or written to Alaska’s congressional delegation, asking the U.S. government to intervene.