Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka
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)
Thirteen brown bears have been killed in Sitka — 12 by wildlife authorities and one by a car.
Orthione griffenis, or O. griffenis, eventually kills its host shrimp, and soon the remaining shrimp can’t find each other to reproduce, rendering a blue mud shrimp population extinct.
Serenade of the Seas’ arrival coincided with a major coronavirus outbreak in Sitka, but that didn’t seem to affect the number of passengers visiting town — all of whom were vaccinated, except for children. There simply weren’t that many of them.
Industry insiders say despite the potential loss of the 2021 season, 2022 could be the biggest cruise season ever.
The Sitka School Board recently decided to send the question of the name change to the Sitka Tribe, in hopes of identifying a “significant local cultural educator.”