Much of Sitka was without power Sunday night (5-15-16) after a car smashed into a utility pole at about 11 PM. The 2002 Honda Pilot hit the pole in the 1300-block of Sawmill Creek Road, more or less severing it.
The Sitka Economic Development Association is counting on residents to put their heads together to create innovative possibilities for growth in Sitka, during a forum May 17.
A 2,500-pound terrorist has been surprising sport and commercial fishermen outside Sitka harbors. There’s one thing he’s after—fish -- and the season is just ramping up. This federally-protected mammal is causing more trouble than his weight for the city.
The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has no active plans to merge with Sitka Community Hospital, but SEARHC CEO Charles Clement believes the two organizations should discuss a shared vision.
It was a meeting of the minds for the Sitka Assembly and the Sitka Tribal Council on Wednesday night (5-11-16). The bodies got together for their twice yearly government-to-government dinner at the Westmark to discuss the city’s finances and the tribe’s future.
The Sitka Assembly held a work session Tuesday night (5-10-16) to review a land use inventory recently conducted by the Planning Department, mapping how Sitka lands are used and plotting future use.
The Sitka Planning Commission has postponed approval of a revised historical chapter in Sitka’s Comprehensive Plan, until language can be added acknowledging that there are outstanding issues with Tribal claims.
At their regular meeting last night (5-10-16), the Assembly heard the pros and cons of adjusting Sitka’s property taxes from Assessor Wendy Lawrence. The Assembly wants to uncap the 6 mill rate, but they aren't sure how to make their case to the public.
The Sitka School District is moving ahead with plans to implement a new English Language Arts curriculum in the elementary grades -- at a cost expected to be somewhere around $250,000.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.