Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to several wildlife violations in Sitka this month. They included an attempt to sell a big game trophy, smashing spawning salmon in Indian River, and killing a doe prior to the September 15th opening.
A Sitka grand jury has indicted a man on charges of assault and tampering with evidence, after he allegedly stabbed another man in the chest.
The Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is no more. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 9-8-15) voted to dissolve the organization and transfer its responsibilities to the Chamber of Commerce, at a cost of $225,000 for the rest of the year.
At a meeting of the Planning Commission last week, the Sitka Community Development Corporation unveiled their plan for a cottage neighborhood. The cottages are small, the land is held in trust, and the goal is to make housing affordable for Sitkans of median income. In many ways, the presentation was a dress rehearsal for this Tuesday’s (09-08-15) assembly meeting.
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid.