For the third time in a half dozen years, Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery has closed far short of the target harvest level.
High school students and community members rallied at a local “Choose Respect” march through downtown Sitka on Thursday (3-24-16). The goal of this march, and others held across the state, was to bring awareness to Alaska’s high rates of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Fire at UAS. (Photo courtesy of Al Stevens)
An office at the University of Alaska Southeast caught fire Thursday night (3-24-16), destroying the room and causing smoke damage to the rest of the building.
Sitka Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens … more
Bernie Sanders swept the democratic primary caucus in Sitka on Saturday, with 77% of the crowd voting in his favor.
The sac roe herring fishery remained closed today (03-25-16), as the Alaska Department of Fish & Game found no schools. To meet this year’s guideline harvest level, 4,970 remain on the table.
The state of Alaska gets a 133-percent return on its investment in the marine highway system, according to the McDowell Group, and independent research firm based in Juneau.
Alaska's democratic primary caucus is on Saturday (03-26-16). And sixty-one year old Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, who came to Sitka to marshall support, is the most determined democratic candidate you’ve never heard of.
About one-hundred residents and students attended the first public budget hearing by the Sitka School Board Wednesday night (3-23-16). 99 of them favored keeping the Performing Arts Center open.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School will have a new superintendent. Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named superintendent and director of the state-run boarding school in Sitka. Vanasse will replace Bill Hutton, who retires on June 30, 2016.
Despite a whole day searching, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game was unable to locate a large enough concentration of herring to open fishing yesterday (03-24-16).