Author Archives: Rachel Waldholz, KCAW
Sitka has to figure out how to pay for its roads - and soon. That was the message delivered to the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night. Assembly members discussed a wide range of potential strategies, all aimed at keeping the city from going back to gravel.
The change was prompted by Alaska’s switch to new Common Core standards, which call for introducing concepts anywhere from one to two years ahead of when they are taught now.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is eliminating size limits for king salmon caught by sport fishermen in Sitka’s Silver Bay, so anglers can target more of the fish returning to Medvejie Hatchery.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka evacuated a 23-year-old man from a cruise ship near Glacier Bay on Thursday. The man, a crewmember on the ship, had come down with symptoms that looked like appendicitis.
The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to allow float homes in Sitka’s harbors. It was one of two pilot projects on the agenda aimed at increasing affordable housing.