In 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.
Eleven homeless pups landed in Sitka on Thursday (11-5-13). The dogs, recovered from Ketchikan, will be ready to adopt shortly.
The Sitka School Board heard a compelling appeal from a member of the public Tuesday night (11-3-15) to change the name of Baranof Elementary School to a traditional Tlingit language name.
A Yup’ik skin artist living in Sitka is headed to the Institute of American Indian Arts under a Rasmuson Foundation-funded, artist-in-residence program..
Sitka students had a rare opportunity this week to paint a totem pole that will be on display in Sitka National Historical Park.
Municipal officials in Sitka were briefed about the repeated tasering of a teen in police custody, shortly after the incident occurred in September of last year.
A co-ed effort clinched first place for the Sitka Wolves at the Region V Swim Championships over the weekend (10-30-15). The combined team score was 264.50. Second went to Juneau Douglas with 255.
Sitka police are defending their actions in the arrest of an 18-year-old man last year, who was tasered multiple times in his jail cell. A video of the incident has gone viral.
Emergency responders rescued a 16-year-old girl Friday night, after she badly injured her leg while hiking on Kruzof Island, about 10 miles northwest of Sitka.
Alaska Marine Highway officials have identified several ways to increase ferry service to Sitka next summer. It’s in response to community concerns about the fast ferry Fairweather being indefinitely tied up.