Every 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.
While 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.
The 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.
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.
At 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.
On 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.
The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night (11-11-15) to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.
A Sitka grand jury has indicted a couple on drug trafficking charges, after federal postal inspectors found a package of crystal meth bearing their address in the mail.
To mark Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska honored past and current military members with a parade and dinner on Saturday (11-07-15). The events recognized World War II veterans as this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of that conflict.
The Alaska State Troopers have agreed to perform an outside review of an arrest last year in Sitka, in which officers used a taser on a high school student.