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A sigh of relief from travel-convention organizers

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What happens when you have 400 guests in town at the biggest convention Sitka has ever seen and the main water main into town breaks? more

Development group pushes new Tongass approach

Second- or young-growth trees cover a Tongass National Forest hillside in southern Southeast Alaska. A proposal from the Southeast Conference could use newer forested areas to replace old-growth habitat. (CoastAlaska News photo.)

The Southeast Conference wants to change the way the Tongass National Forest is managed. more

In Laos, Gorman prepares to take city helm

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Last week, the Sitka Assembly made its choice for municipal administrator. His name is Mark Gorman, and he’s called Sitka home for 35 years. At the moment, though, he’s thousands of miles away, in the last days of his current job, which is based in Asia. more

No injuries in Sunday shooting at Pioneer Bar


Witnesses say two men were arguing. They reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot, and then seeing a third man run out the door. more

UPDATE: Assembly talks about hiring fairness

Sitka’s interim municipal administrator was added last night to the list of finalists to hold the job permanently. Jay Sweeney joins the list without having gone through the same process as the other four finalists. Raven News managed to reach six of the seven Assembly members today, and ask them about whether the process is fair. more

Sweeney added to list of administrator finalists


The Sitka Assembly was expected to offer the job last night to one of the four finalists they interviewed late last week. Instead, they added Jay Sweeney’s name to the list and put off further conversation until Tuesday night. more

Answer could come tonight on city administrator search

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The list began with 53 people. Then it was 10, with videoconference interviews earlier this month. From there, the Sitka Assembly picked four finalists. Each of them sat Thursday and Friday for separate, hour-long interviews in open session. more

Nine administrator apps survive first round

A crowded pool of applicants for Sitka’s municipal administrator job was thinned out on Tuesday night, to just nine applications, representing 10 people. Here’s the list. more

Parnell blocks fund transfer to Sitka pool

Gov. Sean Parnell  signs budget bills in Anchorage Tuesday as Budget Director Karen Rehfeld handles paperwork.

Governor Sean Parnell left Southeast Alaska project funding intact when he signed the capital budget Tuesday. But he blocked the transfer of money from one older project to another. more

Candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard in Sitka

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Sitkans hold a candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard of Kake at 6 pm on Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 at the Salvation Army. Alaska State Troopers received a report that the 13-year-old’s body had been found shortly before midnight on Tues. State troopers are investigating the case as a homicide. Vigils are being held for Howard across Alaska this evening. more