Sitkans rack up wildlife violations

Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to several violations in Sitka during the past month – from illegal hunting of a brown bear to unlawful possession of halibut.

City to sell land for affordable housing

HPR_lot1306At Tuesday’s meeting (11-10-15), the Assembly took its first political step towards selling city land to the Sitka Community Development Corporation for an affordable housing project.

Committee set to regulate cannabis in Sitka

2928600995_d7f63a4f46_zOn Tuesday night (11-10-15), the Sitka Assembly got a status update from the Marijuana Advisory Committee, which has been meeting twice a week since October.

City seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides

The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night (11-11-15) to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.

Sitkans indicted on drug trafficking charges

A Sitka grand jury has indicted a couple on drug trafficking charges, after federal postal inspectors found a package of crystal meth bearing their address in the mail.

Sitka Tribe honors “Greatest Generation”

IMG_0566To mark Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska honored past and current military members with a parade and dinner on Saturday (11-07-15). The events recognized World War II veterans as this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of that conflict.

Sitka Police request Trooper investigation of tasing incident

The Alaska State Troopers have agreed to perform an outside review of an arrest last year in Sitka, in which officers used a taser on a high school student.

Shedding light on Turnaround Skate Park

IMG_4597Built in 2007, Turnaround Skate Park in Sitka is a playground for adrenaline-seekers of all skill levels, from kids on scooters to young adults on long boards. In recent years, however, the reputation of the space has been shaken by steady reports of alcohol and drug use by non-skating adults. Skaters have had enough with the unwelcome company. So, the city has decided to shed some light on the situation.

From ice to apex, WhaleFest ’15 explores ocean edges

IMG_2163In its 19th year, the annual science symposium is organized by the Sitka Sound Science Center and features three days of lectures, markets, and whale cruises. The theme this year was “Life on the Boundary” - devoted to scientific study at the edges of the ocean.

Recovered pups find comfort in Sitka

IMG_4590Eleven homeless pups landed in Sitka on Thursday (11-5-13). The dogs, recovered from Ketchikan, will be ready to adopt shortly.