Biologists successfully returned a Steller sea lion to Sitka’s waters on Monday, after it spent the weekend wandering down roads and into woods. Biologists with NOAA Fisheries Service believe the adult male lost the ocean. They encouraged the sea lion’s return with tranquilizer darts and some patience.
Nicholas Galanin strives to create fearlessly. The Tlingit-Unangax artist works in multiple mediums and from his home in Sitka, has made a name for himself in the indigenous art world. At 39, Galanin currently has a solo retrospective at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona
Sitka Assembly voted Aug. 14 against including a question on the ballot to raise transient lodging taxes. If Assembly members had voted in favor and it passed muster with voters, visitors would have paid a net 1 percent more on their hotel room or B&B in wintertime.