Emotions are running high as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council considers a proposal to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. The council got a preview of public sentiment during testimony before its advisory panel this week.
Sometime soon the baseballs and basketballs used at schools around Alaska may bear the name of Tribal Sports. That’s a new brand created by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Baden Sports, a Seattle-based sports equipment manufacturing company. The joint venture was announced this month in Sitka (6-3-15).
Carol Odess, a major benefactor of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, is an outlier in the world of philanthropy. Besides giving her money, she's given her time, energy and passion to a community.
Lt. Governor Byron Mallott urged unity at one of the most polarized meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in recent memory.
Several people suffered minor injuries after a deck collapsed at a charter lodge in Sitka Wednesday evening (6-3-15). At least 12 people were on the deck, posing for a photo, when it fell.
Former Alaska Coast Guard Commander Thomas Ostebo takes over July 6 as CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association. He'll advocate for an industry he once regulated.
President Obama is not the only one concerned with the latest version of the Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will likely recommend major changes.
Fishermen, scientists, and seafood industry representatives from around Alaska -- and the country -- are in Sitka this week for the meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Council regulates all federal fisheries off Alaska, including pollock, cod and flatfish.
A multi-agency effort is underway in Sitka to eradicate an invasive sea organism, D.vex,
, before it can spread to other parts of the Alaskan coast.
A Sitka grand jury last Friday (5-29-15) indicted 41-year old Jessica Manzanares and 58-year old Abelardo Espeleta on several felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine.