Sitka has a sister city in Nemuro, Japan. Like Sitka, Nemuro is an ocean-facing fishing port, but bigger - about 30,000 people to Sitka’s 10,000. And on Monday (04-04-16), Nemuro citizens visited Sitka’s city hall to commemorate their decades-long relationship.
Warmer winters have pushed Sitka snowboarders and other adventurers out of the mountains and into the water. The ocean swell and rock breaks right near the heart of town create prime wave conditions. But locals are worried about revealing too much about their secret spot.
Upwards of 70,000 students were scheduled to take Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessments across a five-week window, but in a press release issued on Friday (04-01-16), Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development called the whole thing off.
Sealaska Corp.'s approximately 22,000 tribal members will each get between $129 and $1,082, depending on their status.
Since she arrived at KCAW, people in Sitka and around the state have been asking Schaeffer to say things that they’d really rather not say themselves. Now, she's turned that silvery voice into gold.
The August 18th landslide in Sitka was unprecedented, raising safety concerns about property development in the Benchlands. Now, a lawsuit by one of the owners whose house was destroyed is raising legal questions about who is responsible: the city or the developer?
A two-day meeting in Sitka this weekend (Apr 1-2) will address community concerns over racism. Tom Gamble will facilitate a program called Advancing Native Dialogues On Racial Equities.
The Sitka National Historical Park will oversee Castle Hill and Old Sitka again this summer. The State Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the two agencies have renewed their cooperative management agreement for another season.
The Sitka School Board and district teachers have signed off on a new three-year contract. For the first year of the deal, at least, teachers agreed to take no pay raise.
Alaska’s star-crossed educational testing system suffered another setback today (Tue 3-29-16), when a fiber-optic cable near the University of Kansas was severed at about 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time.