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3 people missing after several landslides in Sitka believed to have trapped three people who were missing Tuesday from a neighborhood in the Alaska coastal town of Sitka.City officials earlier said four people were missing.A city building official is among those who are missing. City officials...
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Sitka hospital to request loan from city

...a "super majority" of five Assembly votes instead of the usual four votes required to pass a measure, according to Sitka City Clerk Colleen Ingman.The hospital presently has a $500,000 line of credit. That amount needs to be increased to...
Sitka plans town hall on marijuana regulation

SITKA - City officials in Sitka are holding a town hall to hear from residents on how...initiative allows for personal use, public consumption is banned. But Sitka City Attorney Robin Koutchak told the assembly this week that public consumption...
Forever young in Alaska

...Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Nome Census Area, North Slope Borough, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Sitka City and Borough, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Valdez-Cordova Census Area and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. Seven...
Southeast lands $6.7M in PILT payments

...Ketchikan Gateway Borough $1,102,193 Skagway $141,239 Petersburg census area $647,249 Prince of Wales $976,642 Sitka city borough $655,506 Wrangell Borough $415,588 Yakutat Borough $114,369
Public invited to open house for proposed land sale near Sitka

...decision for the proposed Nakwasina Sound Subdivision land sale, located approximately eight miles north-northwest of Sitka city center, according to a release from the state Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would enable DNR's Division...
Baranof Island brew 6-packed for travel

...the first 50 cases of Baranof Brewing's Silver Bay IPA left for Juneau in 12-ounce cans.Six months ago, the Sitka City and Borough Assembly approved a $350,000 economic development loan for expansion of the brewery and the canning operation...
Protect Tongass watersheds

...additional Tongass land protections. Related Editorial: Juneau joins neighbors to support 'no action' alternative The Sitka City Council refused to pass a resolution supporting no action because "the community is too divided." The Petersburg resolution...
Noted Southeast historian dies

...Bob Project, sponsored by the museum. He also worked for Alaska Territorial Gov. Frank Heintzleman and served on the Sitka City Council. For more on the Digital Bob Project, visit he2p0L. Please see Tuesday's Empire for...
Regional News
Setting the record straight

...former Sitka Mayor John Dapcevich. His 80th birthday had been Sept. 26. John led the successful unification of the Sitka city and borough governments in 1971. In another column recently I wrote: "The prize for boneheadedness is shared by both...


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