The bells at St. Michael’s Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka are ringing again after a temporary hiatus. Thanks to a new deacon with musical abilities and no fear of heights, you’ll hear them ringing most days at 11:55.
Alaska’s national forests will see more cabin and trail improvements under a new public-private partnership. A nonprofit group long involved in Juneau maintenance work is increasing its role in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.
Book-loving Sitkans are facing a major plot twist. City budget cuts are bringing the Sitka Public Library to a close every Sunday, starting last Sunday (07-10-16). The new facility, which opened doors in February, will maintain its current schedule the other six days of the week.
A visiting author has captured the experience of some of the country’s earliest female police officers in her debut novel, “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc.”
A fifth of Alaska legislators running this year face no opposition. One is Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who faces no contest – for the second time.
This summer Sitka-based Allen Marine brought a fifth ship under their Alaskan Dream Cruises brand, but the ship itself has sailed Southeast before, as the 'Spirit of Glacier Bay.'
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is searching for a whale reported dead near Sitka earlier this week.
The Alaska Whale Foundation is growing wings. Since establishing a field station in Warm Springs Bay, the AWF has been able to open its doors to other areas of study. . KCAW’s Katherine Rose recently took the daylong cruise around Baranof Island to Warm Springs Bay to learn about the Alaska Whale Foundation’s new bird monitoring project.
An affordable cottage neighborhood on Halibut Point Road in Sitka took another step toward reality, with the help of almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grant funding.
Chicken Little once said “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” At Sitka’s annual Fourth of July parade, the sky remained mostly blue and overhead, and the only rain -- to the dismay of Chicken Little -- was poultry.