The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board approved its largest land exchange to date earlier this month (1-3-19), sparing over 400 acres in Sitka's Indian River valley from future logging. Through the deal, up to 40,000 acres of land in and around Southeast communities will change hands between the Trust and the U.S. Forest Service.
A non-profit group wants to join the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s subsistence herring lawsuit -- as an opponent. The Southeast Herring Conservation Alliance represents commercial herring interests. The organization filed a motion to intervene in the Tribe’s lawsuit against the state Department of Fish & Game and the Board of Fish on Monday
by Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska's Energy Desk | Jan 16, 2019
Climate change has been linked to killing at least a million acres of trees across the Pacific Northwest. So one ecologist wondered, for the yellow cedar forests and the people who care about them, what comes after environmental loss?
January 15th should have been payday for many government employees, but in Sitka and elsewhere federal workers woke up to no deposit in their bank accounts. Local businesses and organizations have been preparing for this moment, and are stepping up in an attempt to offset the economic impact of a zero-dollar payday from one of Sitka’s biggest employers.
Raven Radio is hiring a full-time reporter. Alaska is an amazing place for a journalist, and Sitka is in the sweet spot with dynamic municipal and tribal politics, a rich arts and cultural life, a diverse community, awesome natural resources, and a stunning environment. News happens here in an extraordinary way. Just ask Brian Mann (NCPR/NPR), Ed Ronco (KNKX Seattle), Rachel Waldholz (Bosch Fellow, Germany), Emily Kwong (John Alexander Fellow, NPR), or the many other reporters who honed their skills here.
Top teams from around the state competed in the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational over the weekend (Jan 16-19). Sentinel Sports editor Klas Stolpe describes some exciting play among athletes, many of whose high school years are long past. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.
Mike Kernin joined KCAW's Erin Fulton in the studio to discuss the festival, featuring a three-hour swing dance party at Harrigan Centennial Hall, student workshops, and multiple concerts featuring artists from all over the state and country.
Project Homeless Connect, sponsored by Sitka Outreach and Support (SOS), provides support to Sitkans who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness by connecting them to goods and services they need. The event will take on January 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army.