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Any study examining Sitka’s distinctiveness absolutely must include a fisherman – fishing has been a mainstay of civilization on Baranof Island, literally since the dawn of civilization. But not all fishermen are men. In part four of her five-part series of Sitka profiles, reporter Diana Saverin meets Linda Behnken, who is a fisherman, resource advocate, policy planner, and mom.
It’s hard to think of Herb Didrickson as anything but fast. Decades since he left the basketball court and the track, this respected Tlingit elder still elicits knowing smiles from those who saw him play, and those who continue to hear the stories of how the young Didrickson crossed cultural barriers through sports.
Sitka's "Alaskan Nutcracker" is staged every other year. Over 75 performers dance in this season's production, which plays this weekend (Dec 2 - 4) in the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Over 600 volunteer hours have been spent on costuming alone. Among the highlights - a "Rat Queen" and XTRATUF tap shoes!
Sitkans took their first look this week at Bill Thomas, the Haines legislator who hopes to represent Sitka when district boundaries are redrawn in the Alaska legislature next year. Thomas, a Republican, has been in the legislature since 2004, where he’s currently the co-chair of the House Finance Committee. He addressed Sitka’s Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (11-30-11).
More snow over the weekend brought Sitka’s total snowfall for November to over 32 inches – a modern record for the month.The snowpack on the Gavan Ridge measured at 53 inches on Sunday afternoon. That’s more than the 44 inches reported at the base of the Eaglecrest ski area in Juneau.