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PFD voter initiative nets needed signatures for ballot

A statewide effort to make it easier for people to vote is culminating this week. On Jan. 14, petitioners submitted tens of thousands of required signatures to the Division of Elections to earn the PFD voter registration initiative a spot on a ballot this fall. Download Audio

Christmas decorations brighten Sitka after rough year

Mike Romine is a Sitka man with a love of Christmas lights. His home has become an attraction every December with its huge displays, coordinated to musical hits such as “Uptown Funk” and “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. But this season, as Sitkans work to recover from a deadly natural disaster, the lights hold a special meaning. Download Audio

Ballot initiative seeks to register voters during PFD season

The push to get Alaska residents registered to vote at the same time they sign up for their permanent fund dividends started in Anchorage this fall, but Sitka has become an important part of the equation. Download Audio

In Sitka, ‘Nutcracker’ a beloved holiday tradition

More than 80 community members will take the stage for Sitka Studio of Dance’s “The Nutcracker.” The show is a longstanding tradition in town, having been performed nearly nine times. Download Audio

Sitka museum weeds out collection

The Sitka Historical Society and Museum has been acquiring objects, documents and photos for more than 50 years. And, like any collector, there comes a time to clean house.

Recovered pups find comfort in Sitka

Eleven homeless pups landed in Sitka on Thursday. The dogs, recovered from Ketchikan, will be ready to adopt shortly.

Math, science teachers convene on testing, curriculum and moon rocks

Hundreds of teachers from across the state convened in Sitka last month for the Alaska Math and Science Conference. This was the first time the biennial professional development summit was held in Southeast. Download Audio

Teachers gather in Sitka for Alaska Math and Science conference

Hundreds of teachers from across the state convened in Sitka last weekend for the Alaska Math and Science conference. This was the first time the biennial professional development summit was held in Southeast.

Vacant Sitka Hotel gets new owner, remodel

You’ve probably noticed the construction happening downtown on Lincoln Street. The Sitka Hotel has a new owner with big plans for the iconic building.