Hanson Marine removed around 1500 gallons of diesel and oily water from the Haida Lady’s fuel tanks and another nearly 300 gallons of oil from the water nearby. The Coast Guard contracted with the Sitka-based company to conduct clean-up efforts, after noticing a sheen around the sunken fishing vessel on Friday.
An important part of tackling climate change is understanding how carbon moves through different ecosystems. A recent study examined how the carbon-rich waterways of the Tongass fit into the global carbon cycle.
After extensive discussions on school funding, the Sitka Assembly has voted to fund the Sitka School District to the cap next fiscal year, increasing the city’s contribution to schools by just under $400,000.
Next week marks the one year anniversary of the arrival of COVID-19 to the state of Alaska. City Administrator John Leach and Fire Chief Craig Warren joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to reflect on the city's response to COVID-19 over the last year, and discuss what Sitkans can expect moving forward. Listen here:
Sitka Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rachel Roy joined KCAW's Erin McKinstry to discuss its first ever restaurant week, meant to encourage Sitkans to shop local and boost the restaurant industry.