Some of the best drinking water anywhere may be just a little bit better now. Sitka officials on Thursday (5-19-16) cut the ribbon on a new, $8-million dollar ultraviolet disinfection plant for the town’s water supply.
The Sitka School Board has authorized the purchase of nearly $300,000-worth of new reading and writing curriculum for the elementary grades.
Pacific High School’s three latest graduates are now on to bigger and brighter things. The alternative high school held its commencement ceremony Thursday night (5-19-16) at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. It was filled with traditional Alaska native drumming, heartfelt wishes and hopes for the future.
The state and a regional development group are combining forces to develop a new business and management plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The Sitka Police Department has identified the group of people allegedly shooting at the water off of the Chaichei Islands this past weekend.
The Sitka Police Department is trying to identify a group of people who allegedly shot guns at the water off of Chaichei Islands over the weekend.
Sealaska shareholders are deciding whether to impose term limits on the corporation’s board. They're also considering nine candidates for four board seats.
A Coast Guard crew rescued two Sitka-based commercial fishermen from a sinking boat near the Fairweather fishing grounds early this morning (Tue 5-17-16).
An Anchorage man was mauled by a brown bear near Yakutat over the weekend. 29-year-old Kenneth Steck was medevacked to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage on Friday (5-13-16) after suffering extensive bite wounds.
Southeast Alaska is a good setting for a coming-of-age story. The rigors of the jobs available to young people here -- mostly in the fishing industry -- and the hazards of the landscape can make or break anyone.