As a record-breaking cruise season in Sitka comes to a close, and the promise of another equally busy summer on the horizon in 2024, some are wondering how, if at all, Sitka can sustain its tourist boom. Now a group of Sitkans is calling for a cap on the number of cruise passengers next year. They want to put that question out to the voters in a special election this winter.
A Sitka man was transported to the hospital, after driving his pickup truck into a ditch Wednesday morning (8-25-21). Police spokesperson Serena Wild said the incident was likely related to the man's medical condition.