The body of Michael Hansen was found by searchers earlier today (09/23/16). Hansen’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing.
The Sitka boys cross country team took home first place at the recent Region V race (09/24/16), with Mt. Edgecumbe coming in second. The girls finished second behind Petersburg, and Mt. Edgecumbe girls placed third.
Mauling victim Douglas Adkins and his Juneau-based guide were hunting in Chaik Bay near Angoon, about 35 miles northeast of Sitka.
A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
There’s a new superintendent at Sitka National Historical Park, and he may not mind a rainy weekend. David Elkowitz just wrapped up two weeks on the job, after arriving from west Texas.
A dead whale found floating near Sitka last week was probably killed by a ship. That’s the conclusion of a pathologist who inspected the carcass.
Sitka will have no Alaska Marine Highway service Sept. 26 to Oct. 9. The two-week gap comes because the ferry Columbia will soon head to a drydock for repairs.
Garrison Keillor came to Sitka on the two-week Prairie Home Companion cruise, which previously traveled through Alaska in 2006. He also paid a visit to pen pal and Sitka park ranger Jasa Woods.
If you live in Sitka, you’ve definitely heard of contra dance. And if you live on planet earth, you’ve certainly heard of techno or electronic dance music (EDM). You may not expect much of a cross-section between the two communities, but once a month, at the Larkspur Cafe, that’s exactly what you’ll find.
Pokemon GO is based on an incredibly popular Japanese franchise. There are video games and trading cards, TV shows and toys. And now, there’s a game for smart phones that’s taking the world - and Sitka - by storm. Downloadable audio