There was no fishing today (Fri 3-21-14) in the Sitka sac roe herring fishery, as processors worked through yesterday's harvest. The estimated catch in Thursday's season opener has been revised upward: Fish & Game now reports 5,500 tons were landed. Seiners reported a high-quality catch, but said price remains a concern.
Two Sitkans suffered symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating clams harvested in the Starrigavan Creek area, not far from the community’s ferry terminal.
Sitka’s “cuteness” factor is about to rise. An orphaned bear cub that’s become an Internet sensation is headed to the coastal Southeast community.
A rainy day didn't stop the crowds from lining Lincoln Street and climbing Castle Hill. Raven Radio was there, and put together this photo slideshow.
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?
The Southeast Conference wants to change the way the Tongass National Forest is managed.
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.
Witnesses say two men were arguing. They reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot, and then seeing a third man run out the door.
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.
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.