Sitka students beat state test score average

140831_BlatchleyFirstDay_waldholzResults are in from the first year of the Alaska Measures of Progress assessments and students in Sitka did better than expected.

Tribal Council to appoint fourth open seat

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska certified the results of its election Wednesday night (11-18-15) but still hasn’t decided who will fill its fourth open seat, which no one ran for.

Police search for Harry Race burglary suspect

IMG_4781Harry Race Pharmacy was robbed late Wednesday night (11-18-15) and the Sitka Police are now looking for the suspect.

Museum audit focuses collection

IMG_4567The Sitka Historical Society and Museum has been acquiring objects, documents and photos for more than 50 years. And, like any collector, there comes a time to clean house.

Wild about local foods

IMG_4738Every year, the Sitka Conservation Society hosts a Wild Foods Potluck. It’s an edible celebration of all that can be picked, plucked, hunted, fished, grown, and gathered in Sitka. This year, over 150 people attended and brought dishes to the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall.

Forecast calls for warm, wet winter

IMG_4139While Sitka saw snow over the weekend and last night, weather forecasters say very few flurries are expected this winter. Residents can expect -- and there’s no surprise here -- lots of rain.

FBI to lead investigation of tasing incident in Sitka jail

FBI_Badge_&_gunThe Anchorage FBI office will be taking a leadership role in the investigation of the 2014 tasing of a teenager in a Sitka jail cell. Franklin Hoogendorn, age 18, was a student at Mt. Edgecumbe High School when he was arrested and tased by three officers, while in custody of the Sitka Police Department.

Sitkans rack up wildlife violations

Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to several violations in Sitka during the past month – from illegal hunting of a brown bear to unlawful possession of halibut.

City to sell land for affordable housing

HPR_lot1306At Tuesday’s meeting (11-10-15), the Assembly took its first political step towards selling city land to the Sitka Community Development Corporation for an affordable housing project.

Committee set to regulate cannabis in Sitka

2928600995_d7f63a4f46_zOn Tuesday night (11-10-15), the Sitka Assembly got a status update from the Marijuana Advisory Committee, which has been meeting twice a week since October.