Retired administrator and former teacher Phil Burdick submitted paperwork (9-28-23) as a write-in for the October 3 municipal election. He joins fellow write-in Steve Morse, and candidate Tom Williams in the race for three open seats on the Sitka School Board.
by Robert Woolsey and Brooke Schafer | Sep 28, 2023
"Orange Shirt Day" is an annual observance that began in Canada, but has meaning for many Alaskans. Sitka's parade begins at noon Friday, September 29, and will cover a route from Crescent Harbor to the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.
Sitka has another budget surplus this year, due in large part to a steep uptick in sales tax revenue. When the Sitka Assembly met on Tuesday (9-26-23) municipal administrator John Leach asked the assembly to tuck some of that money away to cover repairs and replacement of aging infrastructure down the line.
An infusion of federal infrastructure funding, along with $270 million for ferries, has changed the outlook of transportation planners in Southeast Alaska. Several spoke during the recent Southeast Conference meeting in Sitka.
This is Ocean Commotion-- a seven part series about the effects of global change on Southeast Alaska. From whale migration to sea star disease, Sitka is one 'shell' of a place, and we are sure you will love this podcast as much as we love being here.