Sitka is doing pretty well -- for now. The administration delivered an upbeat annual report to the Chamber of Commerce this week (8-31-16), but was candid about the community’s precarious financial situation.
The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks planned to close two offices this fall due to state budget cuts - one in Anchorage and the other in Sitka. But today (08-31-16), Extension leadership announced a plan to keep both offices open.
During the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific meeting in Sitka, an historian argues that the Chinese -- rather than Europeans -- discovered the New World.
Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.
The city of Sitka announced today (08-29-16) that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.
Groceries or electric rates? The Assembly is trying to decide which living cost is a greater burden to Sitkans.
Two Sitkans were indicted last Friday (8-19-16) on felony charges involving weapons. 32-year old Brandon D. Ledbetter was charged for stabbing a man in the leg in a bar fight. 32-year old Walter Boyd allegedly stole a handgun from a boat in Sealing Cove Harbor.
A nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka spent nearly a month last spring providing medical care in one of Nepal’s most remote valleys -- and she’s already planning another trip.
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevacked two wilderness guides from Sitkoh Bay Thursday afternoon (Thu 8-18-16), after they were mauled by a brown bear while leading a hiking expedition.
In the aftermath of last August's landslide, Sitka staged a 24-hour relief effort out of Grace Harbor Church, the nearest building with the capacity to feed dozens of relief workers, shelter neighborhood evacuees, and to comfort the hundreds of residents awaiting news of the victims.