Despite decades of efforts by various organizations, Sitka has no homeless shelter.
Tom Gamble is determined to see subsistence harvesting of herring eggs continue — by working to protect herring stocks and teaching kids how to harvest eggs. This spring, he shared some of his knowledge in a herring camp for kids.
The 100-person town of Tenakee Springs is turning to crowdfunding to rebuild a bridge destroyed during record-breaking storms last December.
State management of the herring fishery has been the subject of ongoing litigation in the courts for two years now, with the Sitka Tribe arguing that subsistence harvests of herring roe are not being properly addressed.
With such high rental rates, saving to buy a house can feel like an impossible dream for many young Sitkans. But thanks to a new affordable housing development, a single mom and her kids will be moving into a brand new home of their own later this summer.
The man buried by an avalanche for at least 5 minutes sustained no injuries.
Even with a more relaxed fishery, there was one accident on the water over the weekend when a seine boat capsized during Saturday’s opener.
The team of firefighters and volunteers responded after a man fell into the water at night during a storm.
Nearly two-thirds of eligible Sitkans have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines since December, and more than half are fully vaccinated, according to city data.
Fish and Game conducted aerial surveys through the weekend, with schools of herring spotted near Bieli Rock and Vitskari Rocks. The fishery went on two-hour notice Saturday at 8 a.m.