As written, Sitka’s law would forbid marijuana consumption in public places, including restaurants and bars. But it leaves the door open to private cannabis clubs or cafes and allows the Assembly to consider exemptions for special events.
During this week’s Chamber meeting (1-28-15), members talked with local officials who are helping to shape the policies that Sitka may adopt if commercial marijuana becomes a reality.
KCAW was unable to broadcast Tuesday night's (1-27-15) meeting, due to technical issues. Here you'll find a full video recording of the January 27th, 2015 Assembly Meeting, courtesy of the City and Borough of Sitka and recorded by Dan Etulain.
Sealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first parcels cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.
Sitka will sell off a significant portion of its land at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park. The Assembly approved the sale at its meeting Tuesday night. It’s the first of what may be several sales at the former pulp mill site.
The Forest Service temporarily closed the artesian well for system inspection last Wednesday (1-21-15). District Ranger Perry Edwards says the water was always safe to drink. The problem was that it was coming out too slowly.
A Sitka High School freshman was medevacked to Harborview Hospital in Seattle after being struck by a vehicle Friday evening (1-23-15). 15-year old Cody Bergman is in stable condition, according to close family friends, and he is responsive. However, doctors are keeping him sedated while they assess the extent of his injuries.
There’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing roads, airports and ferries.
Almost 50 Years after Martin Luther King led the march from Selma to Montgomery, that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the landscape of civil rights has changed. There are new faces tackling modern issues in the city of Sitka.
Members of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.