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Herring spawn spotty, totals 57 nautical miles

The Sitka Sound herring continue to spawn, though in spots rather than long stretches of coastline. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is conducting daily aerial surveys. The cumulative spawn mileage to date is 57 nautical miles.

Miller withdraws from admin hire; Schmitt to interview in person

Sitka fire chief Dave Miller has withdrawn his application to be the next city administrator. Former Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt was also invited to an in-person interview, after a preliminary Skype interview on Monday (4-17-17).

Salmon viewing bridge undergoes replacement

A popular bridge for salmon viewing is getting a makeover and will be closed for the summer. The Sitka National Historical Park is replacing the footbridge over Indian River that links the east and west sections of the park to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Tlingit Yukon cowboy shares love of old country songs

Art Johns has been playing at the Alaska Folk Festival since 1995. But his musical roots go way back, almost 80 years, to mail-order records and a hand-crank phonograph machine.

Parade of Species celebrates Earth Day

The Parade of the Species 2017 is April 21st. The event will start at 2:45 at Totem Square and end at the Sitka Sound Science Center for an Earth Day Celebration.

Bridging history at Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park's Brinnen Carter, Chief of Resources, and Ranger Erin Fulton talk about the summer season. That includes replacing the Indian River Bridge and restoring of the views from the fort site to the ocean, to approximate the topography that existed during the Battle of 1804. Downloadable audio.

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1,900-acre fire spreads across Northwest Alaska

A wildfire is burning in a remote area of northwest Alaska. The Alaska Fire Service reports that the Zane Hills Fire was discovered this week, and mapped at 1,900 acres. AFS spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the fire, burning in a...

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Looking Ahead At Trump’s First 100 Days In Office

This week will see a reveal of the White House’s tax plan and the end of President Trump’s first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

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