The U.S. State Department will not propose putting Southeast Alaska’s transboundary mine conflict before the International Joint Commission. That’s the U.S.-Canada panel that addresses cross-border water issues.
A Sitka man is facing felony charges for misconduct involving a controlled substance. The three charges include delivering and possessing methamphetamine, as well as knowingly possessing a weapon during the commission of an offense.
A killer is on the loose in Sitka and he’s hairy, stinky, and walks on all fours. For the past two and a half weeks, a juvenile brown bear has been breaking into Sitka backyards and nursing an appetite for chickens.
A Sitka woman is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening her husband with a knife in a domestic dispute. This is a class C felony.
The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb commemorates the lives of the 343 firefighters lost in the twin towers on September 11th. Participants take a symbolic walk once a year in the shoes of the fallen, climbing 110 stories. Although Sitka’s tallest building is only seven stories high, the local fire department has found a way to bring this emerging tradition home.
The newest employee of the Alaska Association of School Boards knows a thing or two about rearing young creatures. Lon Garrison has spent 30 years in aquaculture.
One of Alaska’s most well-known writers is quitting his day job. John Straley has published nine novels, a book of poetry, and numerous essays. He's also been a criminal defense investigator for 31 years.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to several wildlife violations in Sitka this month. They included an attempt to sell a big game trophy, smashing spawning salmon in Indian River, and killing a doe prior to the September 15th opening.
Mike Coffey, a longtime Department of Transportation manager, will soon be in charge of the agency’s Southeast and Southwest Alaska operations.
The ALPS Federal Credit Union in Sitka is going back to the drawing board. The Sitka assembly denied the credit union’s request for a conditional use permit to expand its facility into an adjacent lot.