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Historical society needs volunteers for big move

A porcelain doll that dates back to 1959. It's currently housed  in Sitka Historical Society's archives.If you’ve ever been to a museum and longed to move beyond the glass and handle historical artifacts, your chance has arrived.

Sitka’s state parks to close without ‘creative’ management

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.In Sitka, the state Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is preparing to close Castle Hill, Halibut Point Recreation Area, and the Old Sitka boat launch on July 1 if no other entity can be found to run them.

While campers study, parents savor the art of Mexican cooking

Fernando Pizzaro teaches a traditional Mexican cooking class at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. (KCAW photo/ Vanessa Walker)The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is taking adult education in a slightly new direction. For years, the camp has offered summer sessions for students and put together adult programs on the side.

Cameras to remedy observer problems in Alaska?

The EM cameras on the Magia, Steven Rhoads' 55-foot longliner, are mounted on an outrigger boom. "I would pay to have electronic monitoring every day, rather than be selected to carry a human observer," Rhoads told the council. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Smaller boats in Alaska’s offshore fisheries may no longer have to carry human observers in the future, if a NPFMC plan to deploy cameras proves feasible.

Sitka man found dead in Thomsen Harbor

A 52-year-old Sitka man was found dead in Thomsen Harbor Monday morning (6-8-15).

With seconds to spare, Coast Guard rescues crew of Kupreanof

Four people are safe after their fishing tender sank off Cape Fairweather early Wednesday morning (6-10-15). A helicopter from Air Station Sitka hoisted the crew of the 80-foot tender Kupreanof, just as the vessel rolled and sank in six-foot seas near Lituya Bay.

With cuts and hikes, Sitka passes a (mostly) balanced budget

The Sitka Assembly approved a combination of budget cuts and tax hikes Tuesday night, bringing the city within spitting distance of a balanced budget for 2016.

Lady Wolves make it 5 in 6 years

Photo courtesy Sitka High School Facebook page

The Sitka High Lady Wolves are now resting on their laurels, after their championship win against the Ketchikan Lady Kings in Fairbanks over the weekend.

But Saturday’s success was not a simple matter for Sitka. The Lady Wolves had lost … more

Council cuts Bering Sea halibut bycatch limits, but critics say it’s not enough

ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotten speaks, while other council members, including Bill Tweit of Washington (right) look on. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)After several days of emotional testimony, the council voted on Sunday afternoon (5-7-15) to reduce limits on halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea -- by 21-percent overall. But halibut fishermen in the Bering Sea say the cut isn’t big enough to save their communities.

North Pacific Council cuts bycatch caps

The Council voted Sunday evening to lower caps on halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea -- by 21-percent overall. But Bering Sea halibut fishermen say the cut isn’t big enough to save their communities.