Sitka’s Chamber of Commerce got its first taste of election-year politics during its luncheon meeting this week (5-16-18). Representative Mike Chenault is running in the Republican primary for governor.
Last-minute deal-making by the legislature is sending more funding to the Sitka School District over the next two years, but it won’t be enough to restore two laid-off teaching positions, or the Blatchley librarian. The Blatchley Art teacher, and 21 other non-tenured teachers, however, have all received contracts.
After hitting a low ebb four years ago, Sitka’s cruise ship industry is bouncing back. Fred Reeder, with Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce (5-9-18) that the outlook for large-ship cruising -- around the world -- was improving.
Sitkans Against Family Violence hosted its 10th Annual "Girls on the Run 5K" this Saturday, gathering at Harrigan Centennial Hall to prep the "rockstar" runners with face paint, hair spray, and bangles.
Allison Nelson is the the current Scientist in Residence Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. She came to Sitka to further her research on the migratory patterns of the Hermit Thrush. Nelson is the founder and director of Gold Country Avian Studies, based in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.