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.
In spite of great weather and fine fishing, no one was able to top the leader in the second weekend of Sitka’s Salmon Derby. Bert Edenso’s 42.6 pound king remained in first place, winning him $7,500.
Of the thirty million pounds of halibut caught last year by commercial fishermen statewide, nearly a third was thrown back into the ocean, dead. It was netted accidentally by boats targeting other fish - especially trawlers in the Bering Sea. Now, that may change.
Taxes have dominated the conversation at the Sitka Assembly recently, as the city struggles to come up with an additional million dollars for schools. This week’s meeting erupted into a heated debate over the issue -- but there were also hints of some long-term solutions.
Sitka's Convention and Visitor’s Bureau unveiled a new logo and tagline to give potential visitors a snapshot of the diverse history and culture of Sitka in one fell swoop.
The Sitka Assembly voted Wednesday night to raise water and wastewater rates. The vote will increase monthly water and sewer bills from $86 to $92.
A new batch of Sitka High School seniors graduated Tuesday (5-26-2015) night. It was a joyous but somber goodbye to their home away from home.
The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago.
The leader in the 60th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby is not resting on his 42.6-pound laurels. In fact, he’s going to go out next weekend looking for a bigger fish.