Commissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state run boarding school in Sitka.
It’s often called the most important meal of the day but sometimes kids don’t get the chance to eat breakfast before heading to class. Sitka School District wanted to change that this year and started offering breakfast for all students.
The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest. The transition to young growth got its start early in the Obama administration, and there could be at least three more presidents before it becomes a full reality.
The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (2-2-16) directed the superintendent to draft a letter in opposition to a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.
A Sitka man has been sentenced to over 40 years in prison for sexual assault.
On Monday night (02-01-16), the Citizens' Task Force heard from the Sitka School District, which is beginning their budget process this month.
The old question of ‘Can Sitka afford two hospitals?’ became new again, as the Citizens’ Task Force heard a budget report from Sitka Community Hospital yesterday In his remarks, hospital CEO -- and task force chair -- Rob Allen raised the question of how the hospital could work more efficiently with its neighbor across the bridge.
Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott signed the state marijuana regulations into law last month (01-22-16) and the state will begin accepting license applications on February 24th. But there’s a wrench in the works: the original bill fails to properly authorize background checks.
Within the past week, nearly every flat surface in Sitka National Historical Park has been marked with one or more graffiti tags.
A fugitive from justice in Sitka was arrested Wednesday evening (1-27-16), after police located him hiding in a tunnel system he had dug under a trailer park.