A new collection of essays about one of the most iconic figures in American literature has been published, shedding new light on his connections to Alaska -- and to "Star Wars."
The Sitka Electric Department is concerned about more power failures, due to aging transformers at the Marine Street substation. The Sitka Assembly also voted this week to give regulatory power to the citizen-led Marijuana Advisory Committee.
Sitka has released its police department operating manual to the public. The 342-page document was posted on the city’s website after a video of a high school student being tased went viral.
Last night (11-24-15), the Sitka Assembly finalized the sale of a portion of the Old City Shops property for an affordable housing project. Though the ordinance passed, Assembly members wondered aloud about how to ensure that neighborhood would be built.
A former ranger in the Tongass National Forest has published her first novel, and the story is set on her old turf. Mary Emerick's The Geography of Water
springs from the beaches, coves, and bays of Southeast Alaska.
Results are in from the first year of the Alaska Measures of Progress assessments and students in Sitka did better than expected.
On Tuesday (11-17-15), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska wrote a letter to the Anchorage Division of the FBI, regarding a tasing incident of a Native Alaska teenager in the Sitka jail last year. The letter alleges that prejudice exists within the Sitka Police Department and asks the FBI to consult the tribe during the investigation.
Harry Race Pharmacy was robbed late Wednesday night (11-18-15) and the Sitka Police are now looking for the suspect.
The Sitka Historical Society and Museum has been acquiring objects, documents and photos for more than 50 years. And, like any collector, there comes a time to clean house.
Every year, the Sitka Conservation Society hosts a Wild Foods Potluck. It’s an edible celebration of all that can be picked, plucked, hunted, fished, grown, and gathered in Sitka. This year, over 150 people attended and brought dishes to the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall.