Alaska Marine Highway officials have identified several ways to increase ferry service to Sitka next summer. It’s in response to community concerns about the fast ferry Fairweather being indefinitely tied up.
Adam Davis of the Organized Village of Kake leads a group of energy experts into the forest around his home community of Kake to explore micro-hydroelectic opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Sustainable Southeast Partnership.)
Representatives from communities in Southeast met up … more
Though not a single drop of raw water has been exported, the Sitka Assembly is offering Alaska Bulk Water Incorporated another chance to deliver on their promises. At the company’s request, the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday (10-27-15) agreed to extend their contract for the sixth time.
Tuesday night (10-27-15), the Sitka Assembly approved a contract with Alaska Pacific Environmental Services to continue collecting Sitka’s garbage. The agreement does come with one important caveat: In their bid, Alaska Pacific said customer rates must increase by 21.3%.
Sitka Police have caught the culprits behind a series of vandalisms in a 200-year-old cemetery. The police acted on a handful of tips from citizens. Lance Ewers, the Sitka Police Lieutenant, described the culprits as a small group of juveniles between the ages of 10 and 12.
Teachers examine artificial moon and mars soil at the Alaska Math and Science Conference, held at Sitka High School. (Brielle Schaeffer/KCAW photo)
Hundreds of teachers from across the state convened in Sitka last weekend (10-24-15) for the Alaska Math and … more
Sacred Harp singing is a traditional American gospel genre from the South. Several dozen Alaskans involved in the style gathered in Sitka last weekend to share songs and work on their technique.
In Sitka, a 200-year old cemetery was severely vandalized by an unknown party this weekend. This is the third time the Russian Orthodox Cemetery was targeted in the past two months. In this most recent incident, vandals knocked over 25 headstones.
The Alaska Raptor Center’s office pal, Tootsie, a saw-whet owl, eyes departing executive director Debbie Reeder. After 13 with the organization, Reeder is leaving her perch. (Brielle Schaeffer, KCAW)
Debbie Reeder is leaving her post as executive director of the … more
During almost three decades of volunteering with Sitka Mountain Rescue, Don Kluting saved 15 lives while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard.