On Sunday (8/12/2018), a Sitka-based Coast Guard crew located a missing 74-year-old man near Haines, Alaska. According to a press release, the man was found in a heavily wooded area 28 miles northwest of the town near Walker Lake.
The Sitka School Board wants to step up its game in the world of social media. The board met recently (8-7-18) to brainstorm a strategy for improving communication from the district -- using both traditional media, and newer platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
According to the Alaska Victimization Study, almost half of women in Sitka have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. But SAVF —Sitkans Against Family Violence—has found that most men in Sitka have a low awareness of this violence. So Martina Kurzer of SAVF spent six months tracking local incidents of domestic violence.
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.
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.