Since Friday (12-3-21) , Sitka has reported two more coronavirus cases according to data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The new cases keep Sitka in high alert, with a seven day case rate of 10.
Dozens of parents spoke out against masks in Sitka’s public schools Wednesday (12-1-21) during a meeting of the Sitka School Board. The school district requires masks unless the community’s coronavirus alert level is ‘low’, But so far Sitka’s case count has been high enough to warrant masks all year.
The state of Alaska has invited private ferry operators to bid on offering supplemental winter ferry service to link four Southeast villages with Juneau. But unions ask why the state doesn't use the ferries it has tied to the dock.
After a near three month closure, Katlian Street is again open to traffic. The street was first closed in early September after one of few remaining historic clan houses began to show signs of collapse.
It is my belief that the decision about whether or not somebody needs to be vaccinated or wear a mask to go into a private business should be left entirely up to the owner of that private business, and not to politicians or government health care bureaucrats.
Sitka Cirque will put on four shows this weekend as part of their Winter showcase. Cirque's Frannie Donohoe and Charles Hart joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss what to expect from the showcase and how people can get involved in 2022.
Volleyballers, rock climbers, basketball players, rejoice-- open gym is back! Hames Center Manager Paige Craig joined the Hames Center in mid-July. Craig joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss the program, which begins in December. Listen here: