The Sitka School Board formally accepted the resignation of president Lon Garrison Wednesday evening (8-26-15), starting a 30-day clock in which they must name a replacement.
The Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe high school cross-country running teams will hit the trails this weekend when they host their only home meet of the season.
Both of Sitka’s high schools have new principals -- and both are familiar faces with a lot of teaching experience.
The saga of Sitka’s Convention and Visitors Bureau continued Tuesday night, as the assembly moved one step closer to fully dissolving the bureau and hiring an outside contractor to do its work -- likely the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.
The Sitka Assembly received an update on last week’s diesel spill at the city’s Jarvis Street Power Plant.
At the first meeting of the Sitka Assembly since last week’s landslides, city officials spoke emotionally about the loss of three local men -- and said they had been overwhelmed by the response of city staff, volunteers, and ordinary citizens.
Among all the expertise imported by Sitka to aid in the recovery operation at the Kramer Avenue slide, one man finds this disaster hits very close to home.
Search crews have recovered the final victim of the August 18 Sitka landslide. The body of 62-year-old William Stortz was found Tuesday afternoon (8-25-15) at about 4:15.
An unexpected break in the weather allowed searchers to resume their work on the Kramer Avenue landslide in Sitka on Monday (8-24-15).
Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau director Tonia Rioux withdrew her name from the race Friday. She says a combination of events in the last week means she needs to focus on her family.