It’s not every day you see a Western screech owl. However, if you’re lucky, Peanut may look your way the next time if you’re ever at the Alaska Raptor Center.
The federal government is stepping in to care for two of Alaska’s most important historic sites, after the legislature cut funding to state parks in Sitka.
Fish and Game announced Friday that there will be no second king opening in August. It will be only the third summer in fifteen years without an August opening.
The vote came in the aftermath of the hospital’s financial crisis this winter, when the city had to extend an emergency $1 million loan to keep Sitka Community afloat.
Southeast commercial trollers will soon take a break from the king salmon harvest, but the final target this year remains anyone’s guess.
Grant’s family has closure, but now they’re looking for justice.
Southeast fishermen say they’re not getting their fair share of an abundance of kings. The state of Alaska has been locked in a fight with its neighbors to the south over how many fish the fleet can catch.
The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low.
The visitor’s bureau has been operating under a cloud of uncertainty since February when the assembly voted to dissolve the bureau and issue a bid for an outside entity to do its work marketing Sitka and coordinating visitor services.
Last year the Department of Corrections provided about $700,000 to the city to run the jail – that’s essentially Sitka’s entire jail budget.