Alaska’s 2010 tourism season is over. Excursion managers and cruise line officials are still crunching the numbers. But it looks like the drop in cruise ship traffic was at least partially made up by an increase in independent travelers.Read More
Month: September 2010
Candidate for mayor Cheryl Westover says she’d consider a hiring freeze to help balance the city budget next year. Her opponent, John Stein, says the assembly should explore ways to privatize some services, and transfer others to the state. The two candidates drew out their differences in a forum hosted by the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this afternoon (Wed 9-29-10).Read More
Author Will Hobbs visited Sitka last week as part of the Alaska Spirit of Reading Program. Grant money puts books by a certain author in the hands of students across the state. The author then visits Alaska to meet with those students and talk about the book. But the future of the 3-year-old program is uncertain.Read More
The new president of the Alaska Bar Association says his organization is making strides toward making legal services more accessible to ordinary people.
Jason Weiner also says that the rise of services like mediation has been a boon to the legal business, rather than the threat that many first thought.Read More
Wood-pellet heat is getting a little more traction in Southeast Alaska. Coast Guard Air officials have announced plans to install a biomass boiler at their Sitka Air Station within a year. And some other building managers around the region are considering the option.Read More