Police are investigating a woman for drunk driving, after she plowed her SUV into the Sitka’s downtown postal substation Tuesday night (1-19-16).
It was a duel to the finish, in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Blatchley Middle School Tuesday night (1-19-16). Eighth-grader Romy Bekeris took the prize.
Tonight, the Sitka School Board will meet in special session to finalize contract negotiations with Superintendent Mary Wegner. At their meeting last Monday (01-11-16), the board also revised the FY16 budget and reviewed its legislative priorities.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited several Sitkans for wildlife violations yesterday (1-18-16).
A 38-foot fishing vessel, the F/V Yankee, ran aground in the Northside of Neva Strait, on Tuesday night (01-12-16), spilling 150 gallons of diesel fuel into the water.
The Alaska Raptor Center lost one of its famed and feathered ambassadors last month. HALi, a bald eagle, died in early December, due to health reasons. She was around 6 years old.
Republican senator Bert Stedman, who serves Southeast’s islands from Icy Strait to the border, will join his fellow legislators as they gavel into session on Tuesday (01-19-15). KCAW’s Emily Kwong sat down with Stedman to talk about his session priorities. He says he wants to ensure that - in the battle of what to cut - Southeast gets a fair deal.
A statewide effort with Sitka roots to make voting easier culminated today when petitioners submitted thousands of signatures to the Division of Elections. Supporters of the ballot initiative are hoping in the future residents will be simultaneously signed up to vote when they submit for their annual checks.
Did you experience a power blip this week? The City Electric Department says a damaged high-voltage connection point was likely the cause.
At its regular meeting this week (01-12-16), the Assembly passed an ordinance to raise Sitka's garbage rates, appointed over a dozen Sitkans to committees, and learned about the Planning Commission's process for revamping the Sitka Comprehensive Plan.