About 25 fishermen and family members gathered outside of the Westmark Hotel before the senator’s presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, to call for Murkowski to intervene in the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
Drag shows are an important part of queer culture all over the world. On August 4, 2018, Sitka had its very first show. Although it was a bit of a risk, the producers and performers believe the show was a huge hit, and a welcome success for Sitka’s queer community.
A coalition of Sitka entities is holding a Trauma-Informed Care Conference on Saturday, August, 18 from 9 am-5 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Dr. Linda Chamberlain, a renowned advocate on trauma and resilience, will provide the keynote.
The 2018 "Change Your Latitude, 57° North" Open Water Challenge will be held August 12th at the beach beside the Sitka Sound Science Center. This is the Northernmost open ocean race in the United States.
A festival inspired by mermaid culture is taking place in Sitka this week, August 13th - 19th. Organizer Amelia Mosher talks about the event as a "voice for the sea" and the theme of this year, seaweed.
Across Alaska, crime is up. That’s according to data released today by the Department of Public Safety comparing 2017 to 2016. In its Uniform Crime Report, the department said that statewide, crime rose by 6 percent last year....