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Surprise funding boost saves Blatchley Art program, but not library

Last-minute deal-making by the legislature is sending more funding to the Sitka School District over the next two years, but it won’t be enough to restore two laid-off teaching positions, or the Blatchley librarian. The Blatchley Art teacher, and 21 other non-tenured teachers, however, have all received contracts.

Legislature resurrects road out of Juneau, sort of

A spending bill passed by the Legislature revives plans for a road north out of Juneau. The capital budget also funds a hydroproject in Kake and a fish hatchery near Petersburg.

Infrastructure lacking as Sitka’s cruise numbers rebound?

After hitting a low ebb four years ago, Sitka’s cruise ship industry is bouncing back. Fred Reeder, with Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce (5-9-18) that the outlook for large-ship cruising -- around the world -- was improving.

Bird biologist follows Hermit thrushes to Southeast

Allison Nelson is the the current Scientist in Residence Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. She came to Sitka to further her research on the migratory patterns of the Hermit Thrush. Nelson is the founder and director of Gold Country Avian Studies, based in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

KCAW accepting applications for GM position

Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.

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