Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.
The first cruise ship of the season stopped in Sitka today (Monday 5-9-16), unleashing as many as 2,300 tourists downtown. While the streets were busy, some shops were slow.
There’s been an outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning at a popular clamming beach in Sitka -- but no one has become sick. A new lab detected the high levels of toxins, and quickly alerted users.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School seniors celebrated new beginnings Thursday (5-5-16) at their commencement ceremony in a fully-packed Performing Arts Center. The class of 2016 shared memories, inspirational quotes and baby pictures at the emotional event that also acknowledged retiring superintendent Bill Hutton.
Sealaska just released its 2015 annual report, which illustrates its financial ups and downs. Those affect more than 22,000 shareholders, who receive dividends twice a year.
A Sitka property wiped out by last year’s deadly landslide is still taxable, at least according to city code.
Although graduation is this week, school is not over for some science students at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. The class, known as SeaTech, is headed to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego to present their original research on beluga and narwhal bioacoustics.
A Sitka man is facing three felony charges for breaking into Harry Race Pharmacy last November. A Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Derek R. Baird, age 28, for burglary in the second degree, after he allegedly entered the pharmacy after it was closed.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School sent fifteen students to the Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage last weekend (4-2-16 to 4-23-16). The event draws Alaskan Native teens from around the state in three days of intense competition.
It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.