Sitka’s community supported fishery - called Alaskans Own - has received a $4500 grant to expand operations. With this money, the CSF hopes to sell more Alaskan fish to more Alaskan customers.
Small blips in power throughout Sitka over the last week have the city scrambling to fix the problem.
It’s official: the contractor handed off the keys to the newly-renovated Sitka Public Library, this week and the Sitka Library Commission moved right in. Commissioners discussed plans for bringing the books home.
The Sitka Comprehensive Plan has been revised many times since the late 1950s, sometimes by paid consultants. This time through, however, the commission would like to see more citizen involvement.
This year the Alaska Sea Grant Program is hosting its 6th Annual Young Fishermen’s Summit in Juneau to introduce newbies to the industry.
Shortly after the sun rose yesterday (01-07-15) morning, members of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka gathered to celebrate Christmas. In keeping with the Julian calendar, Orthodox Christians around the world will celebrate twelve days of festivities with prayer, presents, and of course, song.
Southeast Alaska lawmakers are giving Gov. Bill Walker’s spending plan mixed reviews. Some are ready to change the way government is funded, while others are not.
In spite of everything, 2015 will be remembered as a good year in Sitka. It’s the year that the community’s faith, grit, and forward-thinking principles were put to the test. It's the year we met our better selves.
The year 2015 saw the beginnings of major changes to the Alaska Marine Highway, the Tongass National Forest and the possible future of transboundary mines.
Sitka is looking to its residents for answers about how to best raise revenues and decrease spending. With their first report duein 3 weeks, the Citizens’ Task Force has some way to go before reaching consensus.