The Sitka Assembly has passed a controversial ordinance that would place tight restrictions on seasonal workers coming to Sitka -- tighter, in fact, than already required under a mandate from the governor. And while most on the assembly believe tough rules are necessary right now, there is concern over whether the city might be overstepping its bounds, and facing a legal challenge from state government.
Former Alaska Department of Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell has been named CEO of Sitka-based Silver Bay Seafoods, as of January 1, 2019. Campbell has held the title of chief external affairs officer for Silver Bay since June of 2018. She was commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game under Governor Sean Parnell from 2010 to 2014.