Youth Conservation Corps introduces high school students to a stretch of protected land they’ve grown up near, but may not even know exists — all in the hopes that someday these young Alaskans will become its next stewards.
Former Sitka administrator-turned-naturalist Hugh Bevan recorded this short video of a magnificent brown bear on one of the eight trailcams he’s installed in the Sitka area. This animal was on the move near Redoubt Bay. In honor of this summer’s Pokemon craze, Bevan named the bear “Crunchie.”
Court documents filed by prosecutors say Jeffrey Baxter stole checks from the business account of Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures. He allegedly forged the signatures of owners Alison and John Dunlap, misspelling their last name as “Dunlop” and signing a few of them as “John Brown.”
Contra dancing is a type of folk dance, with European and Appalachian origins. It’s sort of like square dancing, but couples stand in lines. They progress down the line, repeating the dance with the couple standing across from them, all set to folk music.