As the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Alaska today, the changing laws surrounding pot have already created a ripple effect in Sitka. Law enforcement is ironing out the details and businesses are catering to new clientele, with mixed opinions.
At Blatchley Middle School, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders spent last week experimenting with classes off the curricular path. It’s called Discover Your Potential Week.
Some king salmon reared in Southeast are heading north as ocean temperatures rise. Biologists told the Alaska Board of Fisheries Monday (2-23-15) that Taku River kings have been found near St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea.
The Alaska State Board of Fisheries opens a ten-day meeting in Sitka this morning (Mon 2-23-15). On the agenda for the board are 107 proposals for changes in management to Southeast Alaska’s herring, salmon, and groundfish fisheries.
Sen. Dan Sullivan says Washington is working again, after last November’s Republican takeover. But he isn’t quite ready to back his senior colleague, Lisa Murkowski, as she faces a possible conservative challenge from the right in her next election.
A dedicated team of Sitka students is competing in Anchorage this weekend (February 20 - 21). The “Wired Wolves” are headed to their first state championship -- in Robotics.
A new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School went under the microscope for the second time in two weeks, as legislators look for ways to reduce state spending.
Elizabeth Peratrovich attended Sheldon Jackson School as a teenager in Sitka and on Monday (2-16-15)-- not far from campus -- a parade marched from Crescent Harbor Shelter to ANB Hall in her honor. As part of Discover Your Potential Week at Blatchley Middle School, students in the radio class interviewed marchers at the starting line.
The Sitka School District has gone on record in support of continued funding for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, but has no interest in taking the institution off of the state’s hands.