It’s not uncommon for bears roam neighborhoods in search of trash, especially in the months leading up to hibernation, but all the usual tricks for keeping Sitka’s bears at bay haven’t been working.
Behnken was one of 12 people the White House honored as “Champions of Change” in seafood sustainability. The Obama White House created the Champions of Change awards as part of the president’s “Win the future” initiative.
The ANB-ANS convention's 19-year-old keynote speaker praised efforts to support and expand Native rights and culture. But he said they need to grow.
Earlier this week the skies over Eagle Beach in Sitka were filled with smoke and steam, as a carving team worked to transform a cedar dugout into an elegant, seaworthy canoe.
Sitka National Historical Park's trails were closed for about an hour while park staff and the police responded. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also tried to locate the bear.
Alaska’s largest ferry will be down for repairs longer than expected. Another ship will fill in, but it’s smaller and some travelers will have to make other arrangements.
About 4,500 acres of heavily-logged forest will return to wilderness under a deal involving the federal government and a Southeast Alaska Native corporation.
Brent Edwards, Jennifer Carter and Dionne Brady-Howard have applied to fill a vacancy on the Sitka School Board.
A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
Sitka’s School District is beginning a new effort to target absenteeism.