For the month of April, Sitka's park will have a 30-day walking challenge where visitors can "walk and win" for prizes with a punch card.Downloadable audio.
At last night's meeting (03-22-16), the Sitka Assembly recognized the service of Cindy Edwards and Brant Brantman for revitalizing the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center through a volunteer-run model.
The state-funded pioneer homes operate in six locations and provides care to 440 of Alaska’s senior citizens. But lawmakers are worried that the state can no longer afford operations. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)
The pioneer home system is older than the … more
On March 18th, Sitka will host St. Baldrick’s Day, an event that invites participants to shave their heads and raise money for pediatric cancer research. To demonstrate how it’s done, cancer survivor 6-year-old Phinneas Edwards got a buzz cut in the middle of the Assembly floor.
Veterans in remote Southeast Alaska face a lack of access to health care, transportation limitations and the high cost of living. But in Haines, older vets have a support network at the American Legion Hall.
For decades, the question of whether Sitka can afford two hospitals has percolated, with little success at consolidating services. That era may be coming to a close.
The old question of ‘Can Sitka afford two hospitals?’ became new again, as the Citizens’ Task Force heard a budget report from Sitka Community Hospital yesterday In his remarks, hospital CEO -- and task force chair -- Rob Allen raised the question of how the hospital could work more efficiently with its neighbor across the bridge.
Under Medicaid expansion, thousands of more people are now eligible for health care from the state.
As the city continues to cope with the aftermath of last week’s landslides, Sitka's emergency responders had one key message on Thursday: take care of yourself, and make sure to ask for help if you need it.
After six weeks on the job, Rob Allen - the interim CEO of Sitka Community Hospital - has agreed to take on the position permanently. He announced his decision during the hospital board’s last meeting in February (2-26-15) and expects to negotiate for a contract soon. He says the hospital’s financial panic has subsided, thanks in large part to the staff members who rode the wave.