Tag: Crystal Duncan

Task Force looks for proactive solutions to Sitka’s urban bear issues

The Sitka Bear Task Force is reconvening to gather ideas for addressing Sitka's bear issues proactively. Assembly liaison Crystal Duncan and ADF&G biologist Steve Bethune discuss the group's mission and goals and aspects of habitat biology which make garbage management a more effective solution than killing the animals. The first meeting is noon, Thursday, April 21, in Harrigan Centennial Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Read More

Canada’s cruise ship ban fuels more budget angst for city

Canada’s extension of its ban on large cruise ships until 2022 will have a big impact on communities in Southeast Alaska -- and could directly affect schools. When the Sitka Assembly and the school board met last week to discuss next year’s school district budget, the news from Canada cast considerable uncertainty over how much funding would be available. Read More

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