Chief Brandon Saiz retired from the US Coast Guard in a ceremony at Air Station Sitka today. Saiz served two decades aboard several ships, and in deployments across Alaska — but for the last 14 years he’s been base in Sitka.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School graduated the Class of 2017 today. Before a crowd of spectators from all over the state, the 100 graduates donned cardinal robes and gold stoles to receive diplomas and awards.
Novelist Mary Emerick spent seven years (2002-2009) as a back country kayak ranger in the Tongass National Forest. Her debut novel ‘The Geography of Water’ is a mystery/coming-of-age story set in the watery landscape of Southeast Alaska.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Mt. Edgecumbe, Founders Week featured performances by Byron Nicholai, the Cody Blackbird Band, Dancers by the Sea from Port Lions, and dance and drum groups from Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka.