Author Archives: Rachel Waldholz, KCAW
The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night postponed action on a proposal to repeal the senior citizen sales tax exemption. The measure would replace the exemption with a rebate program for low-income seniors.
Sitka-based fish processor Silver Bay Seafoods has agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty for improperly discharging fish waste in the Valdez harbor.
A 52-year-old Sitka man was found dead in Thomsen Harbor Monday morning (6-8-15).
The Sitka Assembly approved a combination of budget cuts and tax hikes Tuesday night, bringing the city within spitting distance of a balanced budget for 2016.
The Council voted Sunday evening to lower caps on halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea -- by 21-percent overall. But Bering Sea halibut fishermen say the cut isn’t big enough to save their communities.
Fishermen, scientists, and seafood industry representatives from around Alaska -- and the country -- are in Sitka this week for the meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Council regulates all federal fisheries off Alaska, including pollock, cod and flatfish.