Attorney Brian Hanson has applied to the city attorney position full time. He is now the top candidate for the job, after Denver-based attorney Carey Gagnon withdrew her application last week.
Fulton submitted his letter of resignation for consideration by the board at its first meeting of the new school year on August 25th. Fulton has been tending the needs of his aging parents in Idaho.
Two Sitkans were indicted last Friday (8-19-16) on felony charges involving weapons. 32-year old Brandon D. Ledbetter was charged for stabbing a man in the leg in a bar fight. 32-year old Walter Boyd allegedly stole a handgun from a boat in Sealing Cove Harbor.
A nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka spent nearly a month last spring providing medical care in one of Nepal’s most remote valleys -- and she’s already planning another trip.
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevacked two wilderness guides from Sitkoh Bay Thursday afternoon (Thu 8-18-16), after they were mauled by a brown bear while leading a hiking expedition.
In the aftermath of last August's landslide, Sitka staged a 24-hour relief effort out of Grace Harbor Church, the nearest building with the capacity to feed dozens of relief workers, shelter neighborhood evacuees, and to comfort the hundreds of residents awaiting news of the victims.
Today (08-16-16) is the one-year-anniversary of the August 18th landslide in Sitka. In the week that followed, many in Sitka volunteered food, shelter, and sweat to the recovery effort. And amid these gestures of aid, one of the most healing agents was words.
Tuesday’s primary election was pretty low-key in Southeast Alaska. The real battle for state House and Senate candidates will come during the general election. But a few trends emerged.
The landslide that struck Sitka in August of last year was not the worst disaster to befall a community, but the impacts still echo. Kramer Avenue is less than a mile from downtown. Here's the experience of property owners who live beneath the slide.
During a 1-hour call-in show Tuesday (8-16-16) oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer explained the origins of floating ocean debris -- everything from US Naval sonobuoys to dangerous Fliegenklatsche (aka fly swatters!). With Sitka ultra-combers Tyler and Dean Orbison.