A band of Russian performers, with their sights set on Sitka, are reportedly still in Moscow awaiting visas. As the mystery of their travel plans deepens, one Russian did make it to the Alaska Day festivities this past weekend.
If budget cuts eliminate a state matching-grant program for marine facilities, Sitka could have to close one of its boat harbors. At least three are scheduled for work over the next 10 years.
The Anchorage chapter of the NAACP called attention to an evening event called the “slave auction” - condemning it as insensitive to the African American community of Alaska. Hosted by a local bar, organizers defended the auction, but agreed to change the name.
From tots to tourists, everyone enjoyed themselves at the Alaska Day festivities and parade on Sunday.
Yesterday (10-16-15), thirteen members from the band touched down and treated spectators at the Cable House to a show, kilts and all. Listen to clips of their performance here.
How do we account for the animals affected by oil spills which don’t immediately die? Recently, a team from the Mote Marine Laboratory was in Sitka to study this very problem.
The clock is ticking on cannabis policy in Alaska. By November 24th, the Marijuana Control Board will finalize statewide regulations for the marijuana industry -- and now is the time for the public to weigh in on the fine print.
Beyond wrapping up the municipal election, the Assembly’s meeting on Tuesday (10-13-15) night was light on local business. There was however, plenty to discuss about the state - from reduced ferry service to funding prospects.
The Alaska Day Festival is in full swing in Sitka -- with historical shindigs, costume balls and a beard and bonnet contest.
A huge performance ensemble from Moscow is traveling to Sitka this week for the Alaska Day Festival -- or not.