Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka
A Sitka-based author has taken a detour into young adult fiction, and the diversion has paid off with a national award.
A depth sounder near Sitka last month caught what appeared to be a volcano: A perfectly formed cone about 100 feet tall, with a plume of gas trailing from the top.
The 2020 wreck of its fish processing barge in Bristol Bay could have been the end for Northline Seafoods, but the Sitka-based operation is planning a comeback – in a big way.
The fastest job growth in Alaska over the next ten years will be in agriculture, but if you’re thinking farmers and cows, think again.
Mike Motti was a veteran of Sitka’s Mountain Rescue team. He regularly climbed above treeline to a knoll overlooking Sitka, known locally as Picnic Rock, to celebrate his birthday.
In the 1990s, just over half of people who moved to Alaska in their 30s stayed for at least 10 years. Lately that’s fallen to about 40%.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Matt Bitinas said the two crews that responded “saved three lives.”
Management council declines action on Bering Sea bycatch to address Yukon-Kuskokwim salmon subsistence worries
The vast majority of callers at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting last week called for a reduction in bycatch limits, which they said would help reverse a dramatic trend of salmon declines on the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers.
Sitka a national leader for EV ownership, but there isn’t a single public charging station.
But that doesn’t mean it’s any closer to an eruption
Hundreds of hours of Southeast Native Radio broadcasts are now archived on the internet and available for anyone to listen to.
When a series of earthquakes has no clear mainshock that set it off, it’s often described as a swarm.
Sitka Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will end a decade-long legislative career when the Alaska House adjourns sometime later this year.
Under a plea agreement, Richard A. Forst must pay $144,925 in restitution to the City of Sitka and fines of $5,200.
“I am inspired,” said one fan at the hour-long event “Inspired at how much faster she is than I am.”
The state has set a record harvest for Sitka herring, but a weak market will keep many of those fish in the water
Seiners landed only 16,000 tons of herring last year, which was just under half of the harvest guideline. In 2020 and 2019, there were no fisheries at all.
The passing of Sitkan Dave Galanin in December was a two-fold loss for Alaska: He was a renown engraver in the Northwest Coast tradition, and he was singer and slide-guitarist from somewhere deep within the Delta blues.
A domestic chicken has about as many calories as a salmon, and even a greasy pizza box is rich in calories.
The sow was recognizable to many Sitkans for her white-tipped ears. Recently, she had been featured as the cover image on the Sitka Bear Report social media page. (Sitka Bear Report/Sam Schenck)