The Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce held three election forums on Wednesday (9-23-20). Executive Director Rachel Roy moderated, and all 13 candidates running for assembly, school board, and the mayor's chair attended and answered questions. Watch each forum here.
The individual who tested positive took a test on Monday (9-21-20), according to a Yakutat Public Safety press release. It’s the second case that the community of around 600 people has reported in the last week. The two cases had no known contact with one another, and public health officials believe the new case is tied to community spread.
A little over a year after the city sold Sitka Community Hospital to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, SEARHC is moving forward with its promised hospital expansion project. According to CEO Charles Clement, the project is on track to break ground next year.
As Recovery Month comes to a close, Sitka Counseling is hosting a socially-distanced walk over the O'Connell Bridge this Saturday, September 26 at 10 A.M. Sitka Counseling's Loyd Platson reminds listeners that addiction is a disease which people can recover from -- with support.
This year's census count has faced unseen hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the September 30the deadline to respond is fast-approaching. Alaska Federation of Natives Executive Vice President Nicole Borromeo spoke with KCAW's Robert Woolsey about how to fill out this year's census, why it's important to do so, and a special incentive that AFN and First Alaskans Institute are offering to participants.
Susan Marquis is the Dean of the Pardee-RAND School of Public Policy. Pardee has formed at 10-year partnership with the Sitka Sound Science Center to bring Ph.D. students to Sitka for 6-week "externships." Gabriela Alvarado is one of three students in Sitka currently studying food security.