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City publishes South Kramer Landslide report

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 7.08.18 PMThe city has published a report Shannon & Wilson, Inc., hired to investigate the South Kramer Avenue landslide on August 18th, 2015. Click here to view.

Sitkans excited about new library

IMG_5378The renovated and enlarged Sitka Public Library is now open for business, with thousands of books having been moved back from temporary quarters on the Sheldon Jackson campus.

Edgecumbe to ANSEP: ‘It’s 70 years of tradition here’

Teacher Dionne Brady-Howard is worried about how the loss of Edgecumbe would affect young Alaskans (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)The past three weeks have been turbulent at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. ANSEP has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Now, Edgecumbe students and teachers, are asking questions about ANSEP’s motivations - and whether the plan would even work.

Hanley’s departure comes at critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe

16564482581_9fed0191f8_zCommissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state run boarding school in Sitka.

Schools serve breakfast, feed brains

IMG_5371It’s often called the most important meal of the day but sometimes kids don’t get the chance to eat breakfast before heading to class. Sitka School District wanted to change that this year and started offering breakfast for all students.

Bumps likely in the long road to a new Tongass plan?

Sec. Vilsack's direction to produce a plan that is "ecologically, environmentally, and economically sustainable" is a significant challenge, as managers reckon with a forest that is huge, but also fragile. (Flickr photo, Joseph)The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest. The transition to young growth got its start early in the Obama administration, and there could be at least three more presidents before it becomes a full reality.

Sitka School Board rallies behind Mt. Edgecumbe (again)

The Mt. Edgecumbe Cheerleaders leave the floor at halftime in 2013. (KCAW Photo/Robert Woolsey)The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (2-2-16) directed the superintendent to draft a letter in opposition to a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.

Coast Guard rescues six stranded at White Sulfur

Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Parra, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, stands with a party of boaters safely returned to Pelican after inclement weather stranded them at the White Sulfur cabin on Chichagof Island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)A helicopter from Air Station Sitka rescued six people who had become stranded at White Sulfur Hot Springs, on Chichagof Island, on Tuesday (2-2-16).

Sitka man sentenced to 40 years for sexual assault

A Sitka man has been sentenced to over 40 years in prison for sexual assault.

Schools to Task Force: ‘We don’t have any more fluff’

IMG_3600On Monday night (02-01-16), the Citizens' Task Force heard from the Sitka School District, which is beginning their budget process this month.