Search and rescue officials have no new leads in the disappearance of 19-year-old Scott Falzerano, Jr., who was reported missing on Tuesday morning. He was last seen by friends on Monday afternoon near the cemetery on Sawmill Creek Road.
Sitka teams cleaned up at the third Southeast Drama, Debate and Forensics tournament, which was held this past weekend in Wrangell. Listen to an extended interview with Sitka DDF coach Stefanie Ask, and students Celia Lubin, Annemarie Pike, and Owen Fulton. more
A tribal house in the former home of Southeast Alaska’s Huna Tlingits will go out to bid this winter. more
The City of Sitka wants the governor to get off the fence about Medicaid. The Sitka assembly Tuesday night (11-12-13) passed a resolution asking Governor Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents. more
Teams are searching for 19-year-old Scott Falzerano, who was last seen on Monday morning at home in Sitka’s Indian River neighborhood. His family reported him missing on Tuesday morning. more
An underground cable failure left parts of Sitka without electricity for several hours on Saturday morning.
While most of the city’s electricity runs through overhead wires, Sitka’s downtown core is served by high-voltage underground cables. Those are subject to occasional failures, said Sitka Utilities Director Christopher Brewton. more
Tom Gamble is one of six candidates for Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. He has already served on the council – once in 2004 and then again in 2008. If elected, Gamble wants to focus his term on preserving cultural identity. more
We recently told you the story of an ancient, charcoal tree found beneath a pile of ash near Sitka. Tests show it’s more than 13,000 years old. more
The US Coast Guard awarded one of its highest civilian honors to a Sitka fisherman whose quick thinking likely saved the life of a fellow mariner last summer. John Hagen was presented with the Public Service Commendation in a ceremony at Air Station Sitka Thursday morning (11-7-13), as the station’s pilots and officers stood by in full dress uniform. more