The strategic planning commission was originally created to help guide the assembly on major decisions, like how Sitka will fund city services as state and federal aid declines. But so far, it hasn’t quite gotten off the ground.
The Sitka Assembly began its meeting Monday night by issuing a proclamation honoring Veterans Day.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding its Tribal Council election today, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Tribal citizens can vote at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Michael Baines has served on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council for nearly a decade: seven years as a council member and the last two as Tribal Chairman. Baines is now running for a second term as chair, and he says, if elected, he’d work to expand services.
Alaska will continue its court battle against a U.S. Forest Service policy that blocks logging in undeveloped areas of national forests.
Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on the Tribal Council. Born in Kake, Brown has worked in a variety of fields throughout the region and state.
Twenty-one-year old Scott Kennedy was out hunting alone on Mt. Verstovia when he fell and his pistol discharged. The bullet lodged just above the knee. A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted Kennedy aboard and delivered him to medical care.
Lillian Feldpausch wants to see a tight ship at the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. She believes that if the organization stands by its policies and procedures, better quality service will result for tribal citizens. Feldpausch is running for her second two-year term on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Council.
Guy Fawkes Day doesn’t mean much to anyone unless you happen to be British -- or in one special case in Sitka -- a brown bear. Fawkes attempted to blow up parliament in 1605. November 5 is traditionally celebrated by lighting a bonfire and burning the notorious traitor in effigy. Chris Turner, at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear, had a different approach. He spoke with KCAW’s Rich McClear.
Sitka, pour yourself a glass of water -- tap water. As of Wednesday, we are officially drinking from Blue Lake.