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Sealaska files response to SJ Redoubt claim

Sealaska Corporation has formally responded to Sheldon Jackson College Trustees’ claim to a popular fishing area near Sitka.

Sealaska counters Sheldon Jackson’s Redoubt claims

Sealaska Plaza is the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters. Sealaska has declared a $35 million loss for 2013. (File Photo)Sealaska says it’s the better party to take ownership of Redoubt Falls. Sheldon Jackson College trustees are advancing their claim to 160 acres in the area, but the corporation says it should be Native land.

Linda Behnken: Mixing love and advocacy on the ocean

behnkenAny 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.

Herb Didrickson: How speed breaks cultural barriers

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.

Despite safety concerns, Sawmill board pursues quarry plan

SCIPQUARRY_smSawmill Cove Industrial Park will continue to market the availability of a quarry on its property, despite significant concerns over the safety of blasting rock so close to neighboring seafood workers.

Sitka’s “Alaskan Nutcracker”

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!

Thomas relies on experience to bring in Sitka voters

BILLTHOMAS_smSitkans 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).

November snowfall hits new record

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.