Local News


Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood

The Sitka Community Land Trust Friday morning (10-11-19) broke ground on the first home in what it hopes becomes a neighborhood of 14 affordable cottages. The 2-bedroom home will sell for $226,000 -- about $150,000 less than the average list price for a comparable home in Sitka on the open market.

Wolves, MEHS run well at state XCountry

Both Sitka High Cross Country teams finished middle-of-the-pack at the state meet in Anchorage last weekend. But Dominic Baciocco and Anna Prussian both took second place in their respective races.

Alaska’s over-the-air messages give public radio a personal touch

While not strictly legal, "Muskeg Messages," "Caribou Clatter," and like forms of personal messaging have been commonplace on Alaska's public radio stations for decades. A handshake agreement by a key US Senator made this unique form of communication possible.

Be sure to vote both sides of this year’s municipal ballot!

Municipal clerk Sara Peterson oversees elections in Sitka. She describes the ballot that voters will see next Tuesday (October 1), including races for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly, and one open seat on the Sitka School Board. There is also a proposition on the ballot this year. All voting takes place at Harrigan Centennial Hall, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.