City Administrator Mark Gorman will step down from the position in six to nine months. He announced his decision during last Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting (09-13-16).
During their meeting last night (09-13-16), the Sitka Assembly approved a key element of their plan to raise property taxes while making Sitka more affordable. The ordinance says that if voters approve a 2 mill increase, the revenue generated by one of those mills will go towards Sitka’s electric fund.
The Sitka School Board sent its policy covering sexually-transmitted infections back to the drawing board, after it learned it was missing the boat on the most common STI’s.
A pair of Forest Service workers killed a charging brown bear near Sitka at the end of August. It was the third dangerous bear encounter in the Sitka Ranger District in less than a month.
The second summer troll opening for king salmon in Southeast Alaska is finally over. The 22-day opening was the second-longest on record for the fishery. Coho fishing remains open until September 22.
More Alaskans will have affordable access to mobile phones and broadband internet, thanks to a change in federal communication rules and funding.
Sitka is doing pretty well -- for now. The administration delivered an upbeat annual report to the Chamber of Commerce this week (8-31-16), but was candid about the community’s precarious financial situation.
The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks planned to close two offices this fall due to state budget cuts - one in Anchorage and the other in Sitka. But today (08-31-16), Extension leadership announced a plan to keep both offices open.
During the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific meeting in Sitka, an historian argues that the Chinese -- rather than Europeans -- discovered the New World.
Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.