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Sitka to test wind power

Sitka to test wind powerIn the middle of building the most expensive hydro project in the community’s history, the Sitka assembly took a few minutes at its last meeting to look at some comparatively inexpensive energy.

Alaska Municipal Elections Round-Up

Alaska Municipal Elections Round-UpHere's a quick round-up of how yesterday's local elections played out across the state.

Bear mauls man in Hoonah

Bear mauls man in HoonahA 58-year-old Hoonah man mauled by a brown bear Wednesday night has been medevac’d to Sitka with non-life threatening injuries.

Sitka’s hydro project well underway

Sitka’s hydro project well underwayTunneling work for Sitka’s Blue Lake hydro expansion project is just about wrapped up, and construction crews are pouring concrete for the new powerhouse.

Two men charged in shooting at Sitka bar

Two men charged in shooting at Sitka barPolice brought charges against two men after a weekend shooting at the Pioneer Bar in Sitka.

Should Sitka be a mecca for electric cars?

Should Sitka be a mecca for electric cars?It was just a few years ago that Sitka’s electric utility predicted a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road, especially in places with inexpensive electric power. But Sitka’s interest in electric cars has remained flat.

‘Little’ Redoubt Lake a boon to sockeye?

‘Little’ Redoubt Lake a boon to sockeye?The US Forest Service believes fish populations in Redoubt Lake near Sitka survived last month’s devastating landslide unharmed.

Biologist Jan Straley honored at UAS Sitka graduation

Biologist Jan Straley honored at UAS Sitka graduationAssociate Professor of Marin Biology, Jan Straley, was recognized with the University of Alaska's Meritorious Service Award on May 3 during the Sitka campus graduation ceremony.

How much missed school is too much?

How much missed school is too much?The high cost of travel for extracurricular activities in Sitka’s schools has been an ongoing debate for years. Now, the school board is going to take a hard look at whether travel costs students and parents more than just money.

TSA issues prohibited item reminder after finding flare in carry-on at Juneau Airport

TSA issues prohibited item reminder after finding flare in carry-on at Juneau AirportTransportation Security Administration officials at Juneau International Airport found a flare in the carry-on bag of an Alaska Airlines passenger bound for Sitka Monday afternoon.