High schoolers from around Southeast met in Sitka on Wednesday (1-27-16) to duke it out with their robots at a regional First Tech Challenge.
Last night (01-26-16), the Sitka Assembly met with the Citizens’ Task Force for a work session to discuss the city’s financial future and make recommendations for future budgets. For that, the Task Force has a three-part solution called “The Grand Bargain.”
The Sitka School Board has offered a two-year contract extension to superintendent Mary Wegner. She won’t get a pay raise in the coming year, but she will get a cell phone.
Sitka experienced small blips in power this morning (01-25-16), likely due to a failing transformer owned and operated by the Seafood Producers Cooperative.
On Saturday afternoon (01-24-16), one of the pilings supporting Sitka’s floatplane facility crumbled.
Police are looking for Jeremy Beebe, age 42, after he failed to report to the Sitka jail to serve a 21-month sentence.
The Alaska legislature gaveled in Tuesday (01-19-16), in what will be the fourth session for Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of House District 35. In sharing his goals for the session, Kreiss-Tomkins has a few policy ideas up his sleeve.
Police are investigating a woman for drunk driving, after she plowed her SUV into the Sitka’s downtown postal substation Tuesday night (1-19-16).
It was a duel to the finish, in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Blatchley Middle School Tuesday night (1-19-16). Eighth-grader Romy Bekeris took the prize.
Tonight, the Sitka School Board will meet in special session to finalize contract negotiations with Superintendent Mary Wegner. At their meeting last Monday (01-11-16), the board also revised the FY16 budget and reviewed its legislative priorities.