Sitka’s COVID dashboard underwent a makeover recently. Now Sitkans have less information than they used to about how the coronavirus is playing out in the community. KCAW’s Katherine Rose spoke with local and state officials to try to understand the changes, and discrepancies in the numbers.
An invasive isopod is on the move in Alaska, having been found now in both Ketchikan and Sitka. But the organism affects only one creature: the blue mud shrimp. Nevertheless, it's still bad news, and scientists want to stop it.
With restaurants closed and cruise ship travel on hold, the future of Alaska Pure Sea Salt seemed murky. While local support kept the Michener's business afloat last season, it’s a more unlikely clientele boosting sales this summer
Salaska and The Nature Conservancy have set aside a combine $17 million in seed money. The Seacoast Trust will help fund projects already underway by the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, a decade-old effort to bring Indigenous-led conservation efforts in communities.
Doug Osborne and Johnny Elliot joined KCAW's Meredith Redick to announce the new summit goals- this year the Sitka Health Summit chose creating a sustainable after schools program and end homelessness in Sitka.
Daily Sitka Sentinel Sports editor Garland Kennedy joins KCAW's Robert Woolsey to bring us up to speed on the Sitka/Mt. Edgecumbe Volleyball rivalry, last weekend's Cross Country meet, and Swimming in Petersburg.