A Sitka man is being held on drug charges in the state prison in Juneau, pending $12,000 in bail.
Although there are a lot of loose ends to tie up, the Blue Lake Expansion Project came to a formal close in Sitka Wednesday (11-13-14) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new powerhouse.
The Sitka Tribal Council will see some turnover if the unofficial results of Tuesday’s (11-11-14) election hold up. Even fewer voters than usual, 174, turned out to decide who will control Sitka’s federally-recognized tribal government.
Critics worry the mines could affect salmon habitat. Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Port Alexander have passed resolutions or written to Alaska’s congressional delegation, asking the U.S. government to intervene.
Sitka’s got a new public library director who knows he’s got some big shoes to fill. But Robb Farmer calls himself an ideas man, and he’s looking forward to maintaining the momentum of Kettleson Library’s best programs, while introducing some of his own -- including backyard chicken farming and library speed dating.
The strategic planning commission was originally created to help guide the assembly on major decisions, like how Sitka will fund city services as state and federal aid declines. But so far, it hasn’t quite gotten off the ground.
The Sitka Assembly began its meeting Monday night by issuing a proclamation honoring Veterans Day.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding its Tribal Council election today, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Tribal citizens can vote at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Michael Baines has served on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council for nearly a decade: seven years as a council member and the last two as Tribal Chairman. Baines is now running for a second term as chair, and he says, if elected, he’d work to expand services.
Alaska will continue its court battle against a U.S. Forest Service policy that blocks logging in undeveloped areas of national forests.