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Chinese President arrives in Seattle for U.S. visit

...Xi Jinping has arrived in Washington state to begin his first official visit to the U.S.Xi's plane, an Air China Boeing 747, landed Tuesday at Paine Field in Everett about 30 miles north of Seattle.He was greeted by a group that included Washington...
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Around Town for Friday, Aug. 28

...Conductor Workshop, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., UAS Technical Education Center, 1415 Harbor Way, Room 133. Details: (907) 747-3287.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon.Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details...
Sitka Monthly Grind prepares for 21st season

...Those who wish to sign-ups to perform should call Jeff at 747-4821 at one month in advance. All acts are welcome.Sitka'" entertainment.For more information, contact Ted at 747-5482 or Jeff, 747 4821,
Three renowned artists to lead fall classes in Sitka

...Students should sign up at UAS, 1332 Seward Ave. in Sitka, or call 907-747-7700 for details.Galanin will lead Northwest Coast Chasing & Repousse...these classes or registration help, contact the UAS front desk at 907-747-7700.
FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled one of the state's two fast ferries; the other is the Fairweather. The AMHS staff are contacting the affected passengers. The local AMHS for Juneau can be contacted at 465-3941 and the Sitka terminal may be contacted at 747-8737.
Sitka Seafood Festival to feature exhibit of vintage fishing photos

...wanting to help sponsor the event, or seeking further information, are asked to call Craig Shoemaker at 747-5811 or Tim Ryan at 907-747-6662.Suchy may be reached at
Meetings set for invasive plants discussion

...Terry, 945-3631.? 4-7:30 p.m., July 23, Sitka Centennial Hall Russian Room. Details: Brad or Anne Marie, 747-6671.For more information, contact Tongass National Forest Ecology, Botany and Invasive Species Program manager Patti Krosse...
Portions of Unit 4 closed to mountain goat harvest

...the Tongass National Forest can be found at For additional information, call Subsistence Biologist Justin Koller at 907-747-4297 or email him at
What's happening this week, July 8-14

...PFDs), radio distress calls (MAYDAYs), distress signals, the Seven Steps to Survival, the Stay Rules, survival kits, emergency shelter, and alcohol and boating. Register at or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287.
Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

...said they are in the early stages of picturing what the commemoration will look like in its final form.They invited anyone who wishes to be involved in the planning or offer ideas to call Williams at 738-3011 or Spackman at 747-6455.


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