Despite an upward trend in COVID-19 in the community, Sitka will continue to have no enforceable coronavirus measures. When the Sitka Assembly met on Tuesday (11-24-20), it failed to muster the supermajority of votes needed to pass an emergency ordinance that would have limited restaurant capacity and prohibited large group gatherings.
In the latest version of the scam the calls have gotten more menacing. They say there's a problem with your Social Security number, and if you don’t call back right away they’ll issue a warrant for your arrest. If you get such a call, the SSA says you should hang up.
The multi-million dollar Gunnuk Creek hydro project came online earlier this fall, and its proponents hope it will lower the cost of energy and bring the remote community one step closer to energy independence.
Former Sitka municipal attorney (2000-2005) Cliff Groh helped establish the Permanent Fund when he worked for the legislature 40 years ago. In his new book he argues that without a change in course, Alaska is flying blind.