Callers reported possible burglaries on Observatory Street, Kincaid Street, Edgecumbe Drive and Halibut Point Road. That brings the total number of burglaries reported this week to ten.
A top Forest Service official says fewer unprocessed logs will be sold overseas under a transition to harvesting younger trees.
Sitka police are investigating a spate of home burglaries since Monday. Police received reports of four home burglaries between midnight and 3AM today (11-20-14), all within walking distance of downtown.
The Sitka School District got a major shout-out from President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner was in Washington D.C. for a White House summit on technology and education.
Alaska Airlines is about to get some competition in Sitka: Delta Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is launching daily, nonstop flights between Sitka and Seattle, beginning May 15, 2015.
On Saturday afternoon (11-15-14), the Mt. Edgecumbe Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team won their State Championship after a nail biting tie-breaker against the Monroe Catholic Rams.
A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a hunter stranded south of Sitka on Wednesday morning (11-19-14), after his boat sank.
Representatives from across Southeast and the country will meet in Sitka this week to hash out timber issues on the Tongass, as the U.S. Forest Service tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.
With elders in the community growing older or already gone, Chuck Miller of the Sitka Native Education Program says it's his responsibility to pass along the teachings to the younger generation so they can grow up proud to be Tlingit.
A Sitka man is being held on drug charges in the state prison in Juneau, pending $12,000 in bail.