Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.
A Sitka man is safe after losing his way during a family Christmas-tree hunt over the weekend. Searchers located Geoff Diehl at about 10:15 PM Sunday evening (12-7-14) on the Indian River Trail near Sitka. His tree, however, remains missing.
Sitka police made another drug arrest over the weekend, but it is unrelated to last week’s major seizure of methamphetamine. Sitka police Lt. Jeff Ankerfelt says the arrest of 29-year-old Lucas Rouner at the International Hostel Sunday morning (12-7-14) is unconnected to last week’s seizure of $50,000-worth of methamphetamine.
Police believe they've taken a step toward curbing Sitka’s drug trade. In a press release Friday, the department announced the arrest of a 36-year-old Sitka man on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.
The sport of flat track roller derby is booming in Alaska. The Sitka Sound Slayers got rolling two years ago and boast 29 members on their roster. But how did this former spectacle turn into a bonafide sport?
The herring spawn-on-kelp fishery in Hoonah Sound will remain closed in the 2015 season -- for the second year in a row. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced the closure this week (12-2-14) after forecasts for the area predicted herring numbers far below the threshold required for commercial harvest.
Bishop David said he'd like to see the Orthodox Church play a larger role in dealing with the state’s high rates of suicide, alcoholism and domestic violence.
This year (2014), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska named Herman Davis the “Tribal Elder of the Year.” At 81, Davis blend of humor and humility has earned the respect of many.
A troller is safely moored in Sitka after receiving assistance from a good Samaritan vessel and the Coast Guard over the weekend. Another boat’s future is uncertain, as it remains grounded on a rocky beach in Peril Strait.
Sitka’s new hospital CEO is thinking big -- really big. In remarks to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce last week, Jeff Comer said he’s developing a strategy to expand Sitka Community Hospital into a regional health care provider.