With no federal or state funding available to support the project, plans for a new marine haulout in Sitka have come to a standstill. The Sitka Assembly this week (10-13-20) went back to the drawing board to look for new ideas to develop a haulout, which is considered vital to Sitka’s maritime industries.
The state is accepting offers for the fast ferries Fairweather and Chenega which it's paying more than a half million dollars a year to tie up in Ward Cove. The bids will be unsealed at the agency's Juneau headquarters on December 15.
Southeast Conference director Robert Venables is professionally optimistic -- but not about the coronavirus pandemic. The conference's objective next year is to salvage the industry hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: Cruise tourism. And that means being realistic.
As Alaskans we are supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because we support their four pillars for rebuilding our economy, their commitment to social justice and equity, their plan for COVID response and their emphasis on people before politics. Alaskans deserve better than what we have been given these past four years.
As the dark and cold of winter approaches, a new fitness initiative is challenging Sitkans to get outside and stay active. SEARHC is asking participants to track their time outside over the next month.
District Ranger Perry Edwards describes some of the work accomplished this summer: Cabin maintenance district-wide, hardening the Shelikov Beach trail, replacing the stove at the Fred's Creek shelter, and planning the realignment of the Gavan Hill trail.
Instead of reading a book by a local author, individuals and groups participating in Sitka Reads will read a 10-chapter book entitled "The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism and Engage in Collective Healing."