Taxes have dominated the conversation at the Sitka Assembly recently, as the city struggles to come up with an additional million dollars for schools. This week’s meeting erupted into a heated debate over the issue -- but there were also hints of some long-term solutions.
Sitka's Convention and Visitor’s Bureau unveiled a new logo and tagline to give potential visitors a snapshot of the diverse history and culture of Sitka in one fell swoop.
The Sitka Assembly voted Wednesday night to raise water and wastewater rates. The vote will increase monthly water and sewer bills from $86 to $92.
The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago.
The leader in the 60th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby is not resting on his 42.6-pound laurels. In fact, he’s going to go out next weekend looking for a bigger fish.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a passenger from a charter fishing boat north of Sitka on Sunday night (5-24-15), after he reported chest pains.
Sitka’s Filipino population has grown substantially in the past five years, but there remains no formal system to help new students transition to school. That is, until Jasmine came to town.
As fishing season moves into full swing, so does the workload of the staff who haze birds off of Sitka’s runway. David Tresham wants to remind Sitkans to practice good etiquette on the water to ensure safe travels in the sky.
69 passengers and 5 crew members are safe after being evacuated from a tour boat Thursday afternoon (5-21-15) in Sitka.
It’s a seller’s market at Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park. Although much of the uplands in the former mill site remains on the market, park director Garry White told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (5-20-15) that the waterfront continues to attract suitors.