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New assistant DA serves in stride

IMG_5020Christopher Orman is the new assistant district attorney for Sitka, Petersburg, and Kake. He replaced Jean Seaton in February, who held the position since 2009. Originally from Southern California, Orman had a winding road to get into law, but he says he’s ultimately happy to be serving the community.

Surf’s up in Sitka

160401_Surf_Schaeffer01Warmer winters have pushed Sitka snowboarders and other adventurers out of the mountains and into the water. The ocean swell and rock breaks right near the heart of town create prime wave conditions. But locals are worried about revealing too much about their secret spot.

Reduced Internet frustrates Sitka and Angoon

12705158_1245948982087672_899923341557750907_nMissed connections were hard to avoid this Valentine’s Day (02-14-16) in Sitka and Angoon. The fiber optic cable serving both island communities is damaged, leaving customers with spotty to zero Internet, TV, and phone service.

GCI aims at Saturday, Feb. 20th for restored service

GCI-logo-bigger_0GCI hopes to have full phone, internet and cable restored by Saturday, Feb. 20th. GCI reports that customers will not be charged during this time of reduced services. Updates are available at 907-747-3535

Marijuana group still hashing out details

6256905406_28727e1e4e_oThe clock is ticking for Sitka’s Marijuana Advisory Committee. State regulations go into effect February 21 and the group has yet to forward its recommendations to the assembly on what a pot industry might look like on Baranof Island.

Christmas decorations light up Sitka

Mike Romine stands in front of his home on Wachusetts Street. He even provided a low-power FM signal so viewers could listen to holiday music in their vehicles. (KCAW photo/Brielle Schaeffer)Mike Romine is a Sitka man with a love of Christmas lights. His home has become an attraction every December with its huge displays, coordinated to musical hits. But this season, as Sitkans work to recover from a deadly natural disaster, the lights hold a special meaning.

‘Star Wars’ hits Sitka

2000px-Star_Wars_Logo.svgA line snaked out the door at the Coliseum Theater on Thursday night, as people anxiously waited to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the latest in the famous science fiction series.

Sitkans push for PFD voter initiative


Zoe Kitchel canvassing for the PFD voter ballot initiative. (Photo by Emily Kwong)

Sitkans have joined a statewide effort to make it easier for people to cast their ballots at the polls. The push to get Alaska residents registered to … more

Marijuana committee iffy about excise taxes

509362492_c0c2eedc56_zitka’s marijuana advisory committee doesn’t want to impose excise taxes on the now-legal drug - at least, not right now. While no firm recommendations were made at a meeting earlier this week, several members spoke in support of leaving taxes off the table.

LeConte could boost Sitka ferry service

The LeConte docks at Juneau's Auke Bay terminal in 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)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.