The Sitka Assembly hired Brian Hanson as city attorney during a special meeting Tuesday night (9-6-16).
Sitka is doing pretty well -- for now. The administration delivered an upbeat annual report to the Chamber of Commerce this week (8-31-16), but was candid about the community’s precarious financial situation.
The Sitka School Board met last Thursday (09-25-156) for the first meeting of the school year. And at the top of their list was a resolution to support raising property taxes in Sitka. The October 4th ballot will ask voters to approve raising the cap by two mills.
The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks planned to close two offices this fall due to state budget cuts - one in Anchorage and the other in Sitka. But today (08-31-16), Extension leadership announced a plan to keep both offices open.
Board president Tim Fulton’s resignation becomes effective September 1, and remaining members now have 30 days to replace him. Superintendent Mary Wegner says there are some other important criteria.
A Sitka Grand Jury has indicted three Sitkans for possessing and intending to distribute heroin.
During the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific meeting in Sitka, an historian argues that the Chinese -- rather than Europeans -- discovered the New World.
Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.
The city of Sitka announced today (08-29-16) that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.
Attorney Brian Hanson has applied to the city attorney position full time. He is now the top candidate for the job, after Denver-based attorney Carey Gagnon withdrew her application last week.