Sitka held its Blessing of the Fleet last Sunday (4-10-16). The blessing came days after a local kayaker, Jesse Mills, went missing and the Coast Guard called off the search.
Sitka science teacher Rebecca Himschoot secured a spot on the State Board of Education & Early Development, when a joint session of the legislature confirmed her appointment Friday (4-15-16).
During its regular meeting on Tuesday night (4-12-16), the Assembly expanded a cell phone ban to include delivery drivers, cab drivers, emergency personnel, and other specialized drivers.
At their Tuesday night meeting (4-7-16), the Assembly unanimously approved, on first reading, a resolution that would require marijuana businesses to obtain conditional use permits (CPUs) before setting up shop.
The Southeast Alaska king salmon quota for 2016 is out and it’s already looking better than last year.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday night (04-12-16), the Assembly voted to request the state sell some of its land parcels in Sitka.
At their meeting last night, the Sitka Assembly broadened the city’s commitment to landslide risk assessment.
The Planning Commission is revising the land use section of Sitka’s Comprehensive Plan. They’re inviting the public to weigh in. But at Tuesday night’s (4-5-16) meeting, it was the past - not the future - that took center stage.
The Coast Guard suspended the search for 41-year-old Jesse Mills of Sitka this afternoon (Friday 4-8-16).
U.S. Representative Don Young made a stop in Sitka on Wednesday (4-6-16) to speak at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The 22-term congressman, known for being a loose cannon, railed against business regulations and the media, but rallied for affordable energy.