As the Sitka Assembly grappled with its budget this spring, the city got one more piece of tough news -- the state would cut $300,000 in funding for Sitka’s jail.
Haines, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Tenakee were left out of 1971’s Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which gave land, money and corporate status to many other communities. The new bill tries to change that.
With less than two weeks to go before the traditional start of the summer king salmon trolling season, fishermen in Southeast don’t yet know how many kings they’ll be allowed to catch.
If you’ve ever been to a museum and longed to move beyond the glass and handle historical artifacts, your chance has arrived.
In Sitka, the state Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is preparing to close Castle Hill, Halibut Point Recreation Area, and the Old Sitka boat launch on July 1 if no other entity can be found to run them.
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is taking adult education in a slightly new direction. For years, the camp has offered summer sessions for students and put together adult programs on the side.
Smaller boats in Alaska’s offshore fisheries may no longer have to carry human observers in the future, if a NPFMC plan to deploy cameras proves feasible.
A 52-year-old Sitka man was found dead in Thomsen Harbor Monday morning (6-8-15).
Four people are safe after their fishing tender sank off Cape Fairweather early Wednesday morning (6-10-15). A helicopter from Air Station Sitka hoisted the crew of the 80-foot tender Kupreanof, just as the vessel rolled and sank in six-foot seas near Lituya Bay.
The Sitka Assembly approved a combination of budget cuts and tax hikes Tuesday night, bringing the city within spitting distance of a balanced budget for 2016.