There’s an unusual word being used in early budget discussions in Sitka -- “surplus.” But that doesn’t mean that the city has money to burn. Belt-tightening over the past few months has offset revenue declines during the pandemic -- and given Sitka some unexpected options in its finances next year.
The Kake City School Board announced this week that the district will adopt a mixture of in-person and remote learning starting February 8, barring any new active cases in the community. Students who want to remain fully remote still have the option.
In honor of American Heart Health Month, SEARHC is hosting a 28-day "Heart of the Matter" challenge in February to help people adopt heart healthy habits in 2021. Health educators Heleena van Veen and Doug Osborne joined KCAW's Erin Fulton on the morning interview to talk about how Sitkans can get involved.
The Sitka Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to help represent local concerns to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The trapping, resident sport fishing, processor, and alternate seats are all up for re-election at Wednesday's meeting.