Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka
The founder of one of Alaska’s largest homegrown marine tourism companies has died. Bob Allen, of Sitka’s Allen Marine, passed away Monday morning, March 2. He was 83 years old.
In public remarks during this latest congressional recess, Sen. Murkowski has openly acknowledged that the past few months have not been among her best as a lawmaker.
Commercial harvesters seek herring roe while it’s still inside the fish; subsistence harvesters collect the eggs on hemlock branches (pictured above) after the fish have spawned. This one-after-the-other paradigm is at the heart of the conflict over Sitka herring. “The essence of this claim,” argued Tribal attorney Andy Erickson, “is that (the state) is subjugating the subsistence priority to the needs of the commercial fishery.”
Local officials in Sitka are concerned that a critical habitat designation will be another hurdle in the permitting process for work on the city’s waterfront, and become an impediment to the management of the region’s commercial fisheries.
Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva filed suit in August 2018, claiming he was harassed and demoted after calling out irregularities in the department’s procurement of automatic weapons.
The deal has the potential to break a troubling economic logjam in the community.
A biologist attributes the boom in deer population to mild winters since the “Snowpocalypse” of 2007-8. But in biological terms, huge deer numbers are not necessarily a great thing.
The board of Sitka’s industrial park wants to move forward with the sale of the old utility dock, even if it means letting go of plans to develop a moorage facility for large ships.
As many Sitkans gear up to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on Oct. 18, others are working on reframing the holiday to include the idea of “decolonization.”
The collaborative project will offer houses at a cost well below Sitka's average list price. Some residents hope it will help tackle the community's affordable housing problem.
Despite a busy summer season, Sitka’s Baranof Island Brewing Company was unable to get ahead of its large debt, according to its owner.
The Southeast Conference was founded 58 years ago to help establish the state ferry system. Now it's reckoning with a governor who would close the system down completely.
Leading food systems researcher and author Mark Winne has identified seven unlikely cities that are changing the way Americans eat. Sitka
A proposal to more than double the monthly costs for most residents in Alaska’s Pioneer Homes met with stiff opposition during recent public testimony on the issue.
Efforts to salvage a fishing vessel which went aground last week south of Sitka have been unsuccessful to date.
A dog was attacked and killed on a Sitka trail on Saturday, defending her owner from a brown bear.
A pair of producers is hoping to put together a show that reflects a more authentic Alaskan experience than what is prevalent in reality television nowadays.
A humpback whale is swimming free after being untangled from mooring lines near Prince of Wales Island on Thanksgiving Day.
A 10-year-old border collie named Luna died when a massive slide wiped out a Forest Service cabin at the headwaters of Redoubt Lake in 2013. Now her former owner hopes to officially name the small lake created by slide in honor of his longtime friend.