Insurance enrollment deadline on Mar 31, resources available in Sitka. Assembly wrap: Wegner introduces Robin Taylor as new assistant school superintendent, DNR announces state land sale in Nakwasina Sound. Conservative amendment to allow public funding of religious schools fails to reach senate floor. American Indian Veterans Memorial planned for Washington DC.
Sitka is launching a top-to-bottom assessment in how it handles trash and recycling. A new study shows that a small Southeast Alaska ferry line is an important part of the region's economy. A fisherman pleaded not guilty to a crew member's death in Ketchikan. Seismologists say that earthquakes have been felt in Alaska communities this morning (3-12-14).
The Sitka Assembly meets tonight (3-11-14) to consider proposals setting guidelines for the potential sale of bulk or bottled water at the Sawmill Cove Industrial Park. Sitka's District Court has sentenced two men linked to a September shooting at Sitka's Pioneer Bar. Sitkans share what it's like to fall into the "Medicaid donut hole." Yakutat is attempting a wave-energy experiment to lower the cost of power.
The Sitka Wolves boys' basketball team beat the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves to claim the Region V 3A basketball title. Mt. Edgecumbe's Lady Braves beat Sitka High's Lady Wolves to take the girls' Region V 3A title. For fishing families and other self-employed Sitkans, Affordable Care Act is a big deal.
The Sitka School District is drawing on the district's savings account to mitigate its budget deficit. The Ketchikan School District is considering moving to a four-day school week. A Sitka seventh-grader has won the state spelling bee. Sitka Wolves edged out Mt. Edgecumbe in the second round of the Region V basketball tournament in Juneau.
Sitka's spring herring fishery will be about 1,000 tons less than originally estimated. Fresh bear cub tracks were found near the Indian River in Sitka. Boys and girls from Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe High are competing in the regional basketball tournament in Juneau. A superior court judge affirmed the northern boundary of the Petersburg borough.
A fire destroyed over a million king and coho eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery south of Petersburg. Oceanographers will visit Sitka to give a presentation on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. Congressman Darrell Issa launches another attack on Alaska's Bypass Mail system. The House Finance Committee approved a bill allowing village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on duty.
Schmidt to Chamber: Arts can shape Sitka's economic future. State officials propose removing humpback whales from Endangered list; biologists disagree. Transportation infrastructure fund gains some traction in state house.
White House nominates Pacific Area Commander Paul Zukunft to be next Coast Guard commandant. Sitka golf course groundskeeper will serve jail time for attempting to poison brown bears. City administrators past and present debate Sitka's future at public town hall meeting. The unlikely path traveled by Alaska's new Orthodox bishop.
Representative Sam Kito III, replacing Beth Kertulla, was sworn in Wednesday. A vessel sank during an oil spill response drill. A Ketchikan automotive teacher is retiring. There's a new infusion suite for chemotherapy patients in Ketchickan.