Alaska Marine Highway System travelers can now track all ferries online. The fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather were added to an interactive map showing ships' whereabouts and expected arrival times.
There’s an effort underway to eradicate a Lower 48 weed that’s choking off plant life in part of Southeast Alaska. Three organizations combined forces to pull black bindweed from a beach.
Sitka Senator Bert Stedman was a key player in this year’s oil-tax and gasline battles. And he managed the capital budget as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
He also focused on projects and issues in his district, which includes Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg.
Different sides of the Angoon sockeye controversy made their case before the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday.
This weekend: don’t miss The Battery Exchange, Christmas with the Roncos, and Christmas at St. Olaf, plus a whole lot more. Also, Prairie Home Companion and Radio Boogie will air at slightly different times on Saturday. Here’s the full schedule:… more
On Nov. 9, Green Lake was 19 feet below full – no change from the week before – and Blue Lake was 13 feet below full. That’s a drop of one foot from the week prior. The city anticipates it will need $1.6 million in diesel fuel to keep up with demand for electricity.
Sitka’s municipal budget is back from the brink. At a special assembly meeting Thursday evening (5-5-11) in Harrigan Centennial Hall, city administrator Jim Dinley reported that a deficit of almost $800,000 had been dramatically reduced by eleventh-hour action of the Alaska Legislature.
While it may not always be fun to go to school on Saturdays, one of the upsides of the rigorous academic calendar at Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe High School is an early graduation. Seventy-five seniors received their diplomas this morning (5-5-11) in ceremonies at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Among the distinguished guests present to congratulate the graduates of the state-run boarding school was Commissioner of Education Michael Hanley.
A plan to build a hatchery at Baranof Warm Springs is meeting resistance from residents of the small community. They voiced their concerns to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game at a public meeting Tuesday night in Sitka.