A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
Sitka’s School District is beginning a new effort to target absenteeism.
There’s a new superintendent at Sitka National Historical Park, and he may not mind a rainy weekend. David Elkowitz just wrapped up two weeks on the job, after arriving from west Texas.
Gale-force winds and high seas on the outer coast are keeping about 4,500 cruise ship travelers from seeing Sitka this week.
A dead whale found floating near Sitka last week was probably killed by a ship. That’s the conclusion of a pathologist who inspected the carcass.
Sitka will have no Alaska Marine Highway service Sept. 26 to Oct. 9. The two-week gap comes because the ferry Columbia will soon head to a drydock for repairs.
Thousands continue to protest in North Dakota, at the site where an oil pipeline is under construction. The events in Standing Rock have sparked demonstrations for clean water and tribal rights across the country, including Sitka.
A small mudslide obstructed a portion of state highway in Sitka early Friday morning (9-16-16). Sitka fire chief Dave Miller responded and decided to take no chances.
More cruise ship passengers will visit Sitka next season. In 2017, Holland America will bring a seventh cruise ship through Alaska and Sitka is on the itinerary. Celebrity Cruises will also be making half a dozen calls.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for a dead whale near Sitka. The animal was seen floating near Crow Island Tuesday morning (9-13-16).