The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years.
Understanding the rise and fall of Southeast Alaska's landscape is helping scientists learn more about the area’s early human settlements.
Southeast projects in Gov. Bill Walker’s pared-down capital budget are mostly road, ferry and bridge work that could be funded by the federal government.
A bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress. It's attached to a defense-spending act, which is on its way to the President’s desk.
The Coast Guard and the Sitka Fire and Police Departments joined forces last night (12-10-14) to assist a troller that was grounded near Rockwell Lighthouse.
The Sitka Assembly has tentatively approved a heat pump rebate program. Utility Director Chris Brewton said the program is a win-win: the city will increase electricity sales, while residents can lower home-heating costs.
The Sitka family that lost their Christmas tree - and, briefly, their father - got a happy ending today (12-10-14), thanks to some local elves.
The city-owned Sitka Community Hospital is in worse financial shape than anyone thought -- including its new CEO. The Sitka Assembly was briefed on the hospital’s finances during a closed-door session Tuesday night.
There will be no boys’ basketball season in Yakutat this year due to low enrollment and a couple of academic ineligibilities. Yakutat has a strong basketball tradition, and at least two families have decided that playing basketball is important enough to enroll their children elsewhere. One family brought their son to Sitka.
Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.