Local News


Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood

The Sitka Community Land Trust Friday morning (10-11-19) broke ground on the first home in what it hopes becomes a neighborhood of 14 affordable cottages. The 2-bedroom home will sell for $226,000 -- about $150,000 less than the average list price for a comparable home in Sitka on the open market.

Wolves, MEHS run well at state XCountry

Both Sitka High Cross Country teams finished middle-of-the-pack at the state meet in Anchorage last weekend. But Dominic Baciocco and Anna Prussian both took second place in their respective races.

Be sure to vote both sides of this year’s municipal ballot!

Municipal clerk Sara Peterson oversees elections in Sitka. She describes the ballot that voters will see next Tuesday (October 1), including races for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly, and one open seat on the Sitka School Board. There is also a proposition on the ballot this year. All voting takes place at Harrigan Centennial Hall, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

‘Deer’ a tale of resistance across cultures

Jorge Mario Agudelo Echeverry and Daniel Santiago Suarez are artists-in-residence at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. The camp has a partnership with the Ministry of Culture in Columbia to bring in Columbian artists every year. Echeverry will present his work in progress The Tales of the Deer, a puppet & mask theater play 7 p.m. on Friday, September at the Odess Theater. Suarez's project is called Memories of Sitka, on display in the Yaw Art Studio 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 3 (with an artist talk at 7 p.m.).