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.
Sitka can’t boost tourism by waiting for consensus. That’s the message from marketing consultant John Kelsh, who addressed the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
Sea stars, commonly known as starfish, have been vanishing from North America’s Pacific shoreline. Whatever is killing them has spread as far north as Sitka.
While it's not exactly Scorsese, it is history. Sitka municipal administrator Mark Gorman made a short video Thursday (10-2-14) as engineers spin up the #5 turbine in the new Blue Lake Powerhouse. For a brief time, #5 was contributing electricity to the Sitka grid. Ultimately, the three turbines will generate a combined 18 megawatts for the system -- by sometime in November, if all goes well.
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