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.
The human-bear conflict over the summer and fall has created the impression that bears and people play on opposing teams in this environment. This video from Hugh Bevan shows another side of Sitka’s bears.
The Sitka boys cross country team took home first place at the recent Region V race (09/24/16), with Mt. Edgecumbe coming in second. The girls finished second behind Petersburg, and Mt. Edgecumbe girls placed third.