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Southeast’s hatchery chum salmon bonanza a timely hedge against disaster

2018 was the worst season for pink salmon in Southeast Alaska in 44 years -- but it wasn’t the worst season for the salmon fleet, thanks in part to the region’s non-profit hatcheries, according to Steve Reifenstuhl, the general manager of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association. He outlined for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce how hatcheries are a four-decade old bet that has paid off.

Holiday stress can exacerbate domestic violence, advocates say

While Sitkans are counting down the days to the winter holiday, local advocates for victims of domestic violence are getting ready to work overtime. What is supposed to be a season of joy can actually increase the risk of abuse for many reasons.

Sentinel Sports: Tough basketball schedule opens; wrestling ends with a twist

Teams from both Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe opened their basketball seasons with strong performances against tough opponents, in order favorably weight their rankings for the state tournament. In wrestling, MEHS coach Mike Kimber was inducted into the Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame in the opening ceremony of last weekend's state meet. However, his top, undefeated wrestler lost a 5-1 decision in the heavyweight title match. Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Klas Stolpe talks with KCAW's Robert Woolsey.

Boys Run 5K set for Saturday, December 15

SAFV's Boys Run Program is gearing up for its annual 5K Fun Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15. This year's theme is Color Run! Participants in grades 3 through 5 and coaches discuss what they have learned this year, and invite Sitka to join their celebration this weekend.

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