Southeast Alaska lawmakers are giving Gov. Bill Walker’s spending plan mixed reviews. Some are ready to change the way government is funded, while others are not.
In spite of everything, 2015 will be remembered as a good year in Sitka. It’s the year that the community’s faith, grit, and forward-thinking principles were put to the test. It's the year we met our better selves.
The year 2015 saw the beginnings of major changes to the Alaska Marine Highway, the Tongass National Forest and the possible future of transboundary mines.
Sitka is looking to its residents for answers about how to best raise revenues and decrease spending. With their first report duein 3 weeks, the Citizens’ Task Force has some way to go before reaching consensus.
No one goes hungry in Sitka on Christmas Day. The annual ANB/ANS Community Christmas Dinner takes place at 2 PM December 25 in the ANB Founders Hall.
One of the original tenants at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park in Sitka is offering to buy the property it’s leased for the last 12 years, but the deal is not sitting well with the park’s board.
Since September 1 low-income Alaskans have been able to sign up for Medicaid in Alaska. We checked in with a local health insurance “navigator” to find out if Sitkans were taking advantage of the opportunity.
Santa arrived in town via firetruck on Sunday (12-20-15) during the Landlubbers Christmas Parade on Lincoln Street. The man in red then heard present requests at Kettleson Memorial Library and handed out books to dozens of bright-eyed kids.
Mike Romine is a Sitka man with a love of Christmas lights. His home has become an attraction every December with its huge displays, coordinated to musical hits. But this season, as Sitkans work to recover from a deadly natural disaster, the lights hold a special meaning.
A line snaked out the door at the Coliseum Theater on Thursday night, as people anxiously waited to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the latest in the famous science fiction series.