Author: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Sitka rehires laid-off teacher, but loses 21st Century Learning program

The Sitka School District has rehired one of two teachers it furloughed at the end of the last school year due to budget cuts. Also at this month’s unusually busy summertime board meeting: There was a plea to keep the library at Blatchley Middle School open, a report on changes to the high school math program, and unwelcome news of the district’s 21st Century Learning grant.

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Video: Six rescued from sinking pleasure boat in Sitka Sound

Six people are safe after their recreational vessel began taking on water in Sitka Sound on Tuesday evening (6-19-18). Good Samaritan boats — including gillnetters and charter vessels — swarmed the 27-foot Catalina Condor when its skipper called in a mayday near Long Island in Sitka Sound, at about 6:15 p.m.

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Alaska cruising first-timer gets timely help from Air Station Sitka

Early in the morning of Friday, June 15, a crew from Air Station Sitka responded a call from the Star Legend and hoisted a 71-year old woman suffering stroke symptoms. She was medevaced to Sitka for treatment. The cruise ship Star Legend added Southeast Alaska to its itinerary for the first time this year.

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Sitka’s Public Safety Academy ‘Class of 1801’ graduates

The Alaska Law Enforcement Training (ALET) Academy graduated 27 students Friday afternoon (6-8-18), after what — for most of the cadets — must have been a long 15 weeks: Up 5 days-a-week at 5 a.m. for 90-minutes of physical training (including long runs through Sitka), then coursework on subjects running the gamut of law enforcement: criminal justice, investigations, traffic violations, communications, defensive tactics, and use of firearms.

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Yerkes takes plea deal in Sitka homicide; will serve 45 years

A Sitka man accused of killing his girlfriend last year has taken a plea deal, and now could face up to 45 years in prison. The move puts an end to over a year of legal wrangling between the state and the City of Sitka over privileged evidence, and spares the grieving community a lengthy trial.

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The 2018 Chilkat Challenge: A triathlon for river-lovers

For anyone who’s wanted to attempt a triathlon, but who wasn’t keen on swimming, there is an event for you in Southeast Alaska happening on July 1. The second annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon has a water section — for paddlers of canoes or kayaks, or even stand-up paddle boards.

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