Alaska Marine Highway officials have identified several ways to increase ferry service to Sitka next summer. It’s in response to community concerns about the fast ferry Fairweather being indefinitely tied up.
Sacred Harp singing is a traditional American gospel genre from the South. Several dozen Alaskans involved in the style gathered in Sitka last weekend to share songs and work on their technique.
Sitkans affected by substantial ferry service cuts will voice their concerns during a rally and legislative listening session at noon Friday (10-23-15). Here are some of the impacts they expect.
If budget cuts eliminate a state matching-grant program for marine facilities, Sitka could have to close one of its boat harbors. At least three are scheduled for work over the next 10 years.
October 8th is National Salmon Day, but first graders in Sitka are way ahead of the curve. Baranof Elementary School has been hosting a salmon celebration for the past 9 years.
The Girl Scouts of Alaska will host a Women of Science and Technology Day in Sitka, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. KCAW News spoke with Victoria Lorde, Girl Scouts of Alaska Southern Southeast Member Services and Program Specialist. Downloadable audio.
Sitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie.
The barge picking up marine debris from Alaska's coastline will skip Southeast. Regional communities are sticking with existing disposal agreements.
Superintendent Mary Miller announces that Sitka National Historical Park has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the state of Alaska to maintain a portion of Sitka's state parks. As of June 30th, the maintenance staff of Sitka NHP has been taking care of the grounds of Baranof Castle Hill and the historic portions of Old Sitka. The agreement will continue through Alaska Day of 2015. Downloadable audio.
Someone appears to be poisoning bears near Sitka’s Sawmill Creek Road. A young male found dead last week may be the latest victim.