The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika Virus in the state today belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.
A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer.
Finkenbinder says as a Republican she'll have a better chance to make changes than her Democratic opponent.
Congressman Don Young was scheduled to speak to the Chamber of Commerce at noon yesterday (07-21-16). But he first had to pass through a group of pretty disgruntled constituents.
The Sitka Seafood Festival has issued a call for help. The 2016 festival was placed on hold earlier this year. Alicia Haseltine, vice-president of the festival board, says the decision was made after the event lost several of their leaders.
KPU Telecom Manager Ed Cushing told the Council that the Ketchikan store last week outsold all the other Verizon Alaska stores combined.
A Metlakatla resident is heading to the City of Brotherly Love next week as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
O’Brien has served as a Ketchikan School Board member for seven years, and has been Board president for the past two.
Organizers say the weather forecast for this weekend is unsafe for paddlers.
Petersburg borough’s assembly was united in voting at Monday’s regular meeting. Everything they voted on ended with unanimous support including two ordinances on marijuana.
During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.
Pokemon GO is based on an incredibly popular Japanese franchise. There are video games and trading cards, TV shows and toys. And now, there’s a game for smart phones that’s taking the world - and Sitka - by storm. Downloadable audio
Seabright Seafoods is a true small business. It’s a direct-sales operation run by owners Dianna Garfield Robinson and Brent Robinson. They recently were chosen as finalists for Path to Prosperity, a Southeast Alaska small-business competition.
The Petersburg borough assembly approved the ballot question in response to a citizens initiative that gathered enough signatures for a vote. The question would ask voters if all sales and importation of marijuana should be illegal, including cultivation and testing.
Shaw is one of 28 Alaska delegates at the convention, and at age 21 is the youngest.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action Monday on a marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, to provide borough staff time to look into a proposal that would tax marijuana based instead on its potency.
Alaska’s cruise industry is on track to hit the magic million-passenger mark this year. But it's attracting a smaller percentage of the worldwide market.
The state’s Division of Health and Social Services awarded Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services and the HOPE Coalition a grant of $150,000 per year, for up to four years, to address prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Sitka.
Petersburg's borough assembly meets Monday to consider marijuana proposals, a state income tax, and other issues in a regular meeting.
Police Chief Kelly Swihart says SB 91 creates softer arrest and bail conditions and will make it more difficult to keep the public safe.
An Air Station Sitka helicopter crew rescued a woman off of Mt. Verstovia Tuesday evening (7-12-16), after she fell and injured her knee.
The bells at St. Michael’s Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka are ringing again after a temporary hiatus. Thanks to a new deacon with musical abilities and no fear of heights, you’ll hear them ringing most days at 11:55. Downloadable audio
Well child checkups are limited to children six and under. People over 29 can longer get immunizations, STD checks or birth control although there are a few exceptions.
Alaska’s national forests will see more cabin and trail improvements under a new public-private partnership. A nonprofit group long involved in Juneau maintenance work is increasing its role in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.
Book-loving Sitkans are facing a major plot twist. City budget cuts are bringing the Sitka Public Library to a close every Sunday, starting last Sunday (07-10-16). The new facility, which opened doors in February, will maintain its current schedule the other six days of the week.
A visiting author has captured the experience of some of the country’s earliest female police officers in her debut novel, “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc.”
434 petition signatures were checked over and certified. Petitioners only needed 104 signatures to get the issue before voters.
A man who’s headed up two different churches here in Petersburg, flown float planes and done the midnight shift as a local cop has moved out of town this summer. Pastor Mike Schwarte left the Petersburg Lutheran Church and moving with his family to be near Auburn University in Alabama. The 54-year-old Schwarte was a Catholic priest for five years covering churches in Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake and flying a float plane back and forth between the towns. He also worked as a float plane pilot and wore a badge for the Petersburg Police Department.
The Sitka representative says it's not likely lawmakers will come to an agreement on a sustainable fiscal plan.