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Forecast calls for warm, wet winter

IMG_4139While Sitka saw snow over the weekend and last night, weather forecasters say very few flurries are expected this winter. Residents can expect -- and there’s no surprise here -- lots of rain.

FBI to lead investigation of tasing incident in Sitka jail

FBI_Badge_&_gunThe Anchorage FBI office will be taking a leadership role in the investigation of the 2014 tasing of a teenager in a Sitka jail cell. Franklin Hoogendorn, age 18, was a student at Mt. Edgecumbe High School when he was arrested and tased by three officers, while in custody of the Sitka Police Department.

Sitkans rack up wildlife violations

Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to several violations in Sitka during the past month – from illegal hunting of a brown bear to unlawful possession of halibut.

City to sell land for affordable housing

HPR_lot1306At Tuesday’s meeting (11-10-15), the Assembly took its first political step towards selling city land to the Sitka Community Development Corporation for an affordable housing project.

Committee set to regulate cannabis in Sitka

2928600995_d7f63a4f46_zOn Tuesday night (11-10-15), the Sitka Assembly got a status update from the Marijuana Advisory Committee, which has been meeting twice a week since October.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council elections result


Only 85 tribal citizens — out of 1,900 — voted in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council Election on Tuesday (11-10-15). (Photo by Mike Hicks)

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four … more

City seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides

The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night (11-11-15) to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.

Sitkans indicted on drug trafficking charges

A Sitka grand jury has indicted a couple on drug trafficking charges, after federal postal inspectors found a package of crystal meth bearing their address in the mail.

Sitka Tribe honors “Greatest Generation”

IMG_0566To mark Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska honored past and current military members with a parade and dinner on Saturday (11-07-15). The events recognized World War II veterans as this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of that conflict.

Sitka Police request Trooper investigation of tasing incident

The Alaska State Troopers have agreed to perform an outside review of an arrest last year in Sitka, in which officers used a taser on a high school student.