It was at a Tlingit celebration that Rinehart first fell in love with Chilkat weaving, a traditional style marked by its curved lines and simple color palette.
Steve Johnson organized a Sunday vigil to remember the 215 children in British Columbia and to acknowledge Sitka’s own history, which includes children who were sent involuntarily to Sheldon Jackson College.
With parents going back to work, child care centers need to open back up fully — but they’re short-staffed.
The memorial service for Kookesh will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 4.
Kookesh was a legendary figure in Southeast Alaska, starting as a star basketball player at Mount Edgecumbe High School.
The Sitka Assembly gave the city administrator authority to enter into port agreements with cruise companies that plan to visit Sitka this summer.
The latest modeling from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a steep decline in coronavirus infections in the United States — provided that residents continue to vaccinate, and wear masks and practice social distancing where appropriate.
The numbers of ships and passengers coming in July remain big question marks, and the summer season is already under way.
In places like Sitka where construction costs are high and land availability is low, trailers are an important affordable housing alternative.
While short-term rentals have doubled in Sitka, it’s still not clear how much that increase has affected the long-term rental market.