Sitka Assembly proposes 2015 budget. Movoto votes Sitka as the best place to live in Alaska.
Brett and David Wilcox are half way through their run across the country. The first large cruise ship of the season docked in Ketchikan this week. Rep. Sam Kito III is interested in returning to a 120-day legislative session.
Troopers investigate the shooting of a bear in the Granite Creek neighborhood. Winter trolling closes with high numbers. Four shareholders form slate for Sealaska board election. Juneau officials consider opening 150 acres of public land for affordable housing.
Alaska Airlines parent company expects good results for 2014, despite growing competition from Delta Airlines. Plans are moving ahead for a multi-purpose dock at Sawmill Cove Industrial Park. Skagway is still cut off from ferry service because it's dock sank last week. An audio postcard from Sitka's observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Barry Allen retires from Sitka PD after 25 years. F/V Mirage is no longer grounded. The Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 99 authorizing the city to apply for a low-cost state loan to complete the Blue Lake dam expansion. Wrangell-based representative Peggy Wilson is retiring.
Sealaska and the Sitka Tribe received a grant to figure out how to restore the herring population throughout Southeast. An update on Ketchikan's new student nutrition and physical activity guidelines. Tlingit elder Cyril George Sr. of Angoon died at the age of 92.
The Sitka Assembly will hear updates on Harrigan Centennial Hall renovation and Blue Lake dam expansion during its work session tonight (4-22-14). A loan to complete the Blue Lake dam expansion is in limbo as lawmakers wrestle with the issue. Crewman rescued after troller ran aground in Sitka Sound. Supporters organized a sit-in protest, and the Alaska Senate voted to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages. Sitka Representative, and primary sponsor, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins reacts to Alaska Senate passing House Bill 216.
Coast Guard confirms F/V Mirage grounded on Low Island, with no reported injuries or fuel leaks. The "bird blaster" of Sitka's Rocky Gutierrez airport. Delta Airlines performs test flights in preparation for adding Juneau -Seattle route.
Assembly delivers positive evaluations for administrator, attorney. State parks requires permits for vehicles at HPR; seaweed gathering on foot is allowed. State gasline exec outlines Alaska's stand alone project for Sitka Chamber.
School board gets first look at teacher evaluation software. House unanimously approves Native Languages bill. Ketchikan's MusicFest fills high school with music.