A portion of Jeff Davis Street - from Sawmill Creek Road to John Brady Drive - will be closed to through traffic starting tomorrow (08-10-16) until further notice.
The Sitka Assembly will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. tonight (08-09-16) to take next steps for hiring a municipal attorney. They will also revisit an ordinance that would ask voters if they want to raise property taxes by 2 mills.
The filing period for municipal elections closed at 5 PM Friday. And three more Sitkans filed for assembly just before the deadline, and there’s also another candidate for mayor.
An effort to restructure the Alaska Marine Highway System begins Aug. 20 at a summit in Anchorage.
A Sitka chef has been chosen to compete in the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. On Saturday (08-06-16), Collette Nelson will battle chefs from across the country in front of a live TV audience in New Orleans.
As the filing period for the municipal election draws to a close, three more Sitkans have stepped forward. Today (08-04-16), Gary Paxton and Ben Miyasato filed to run for Mayor, while Kevin Knox filed to run for Assembly.
The Harry Potter books are having a second wave. Author J.K. Rowling released a new play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” on Sunday (07-31-16), which inspired literary events all over the country. In Sitka, the local library held a tournament in honor of the book’s #1 sport - Quidditch.
Two more Sitkans filed for the municipal election in October. Deputy Mayor Matthew Hunter has filed for mayor. Assemblymen Aaron Swanson has filed to run again.
Last night (08-02-16), the Assembly unanimously passed - on first reading - an ordinance that would ask voters if the city should raise the cap on property taxes to 8 mills.
The vast majority of Sitkans get their meat and dairy products off a barge, shipped hundreds of miles. But Bobbi Daniels of the Sawmill Farm is determined to change that.