Writers both local and international gathered in Sitka this weekend to celebrate the power of language. Among them was Alaska state writer laureate Ernestine Hayes. She read from her work during the Island Institute's Wild Language Festival on Saturday (11-18-17).
A pair of Sitka adventurers has just wrapped up a six-year odyssey in their own backyard. Eric Speck and Dan Evans are likely the first people to walk the length of Baranof Island, north-to-south, in a total of 32 days.
Sitka hosts several students every year through the AFS program. One of them is 17-year-old Omar Kamal Ali, an exchange student from Egypt. Omar sat down with his local liaison Peter Apathy to talk about his home thousands of miles away and the one’s he’s fostering here in Sitka.
Dr. Jason Koskinen has joined Sitka Community Hospital, one of seven new providers. Koskinen is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) and will provide both primary and preventative care at Mountainside Family Healthcare.
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A skier died in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon in Hatcher Pass, north of Palmer, according to Alaska State Troopers. Listen now Troopers had not released the man’s name as of about 5 p.m. Wednesday, because his family had not...