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University of Alaska Southeast director won't take job

...starting the job next week based on family circumstances and other opportunities near his home, reported The Daily Sitka Sentinel."I need to share with you the surprising and disappointing news that Dr. Chris Gilmer will not be moving to Sitka...
Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

...bear in Port Alexander last week and flown to Sitka, where he was treated by veterinarian Burgess Bauder, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.Monkey's owner, Joe "Otto" Smith, says he was visiting his parents when things went awry."My parents...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 29, 2015

...bull is back on his feet after being bitten several times by a brown bear in Port Alexander last week. The Daily Sitka Sentinel first reported Monkey's story, which began when the elderly dog decided to run with a group of dogs more familiar...
Sitka Centennial Hall closed after possible asbestos found

...Workers have closed Sitka's Centennial Hall after finding potentially hazardous material in an old door.The Sitka Sentinel reported that building manager Don Kluting says the city is taking precautions in case the material is asbestos...
Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner

...Nikki Balovich lost her ring in January, when she was pregnant and often took it off her swollen finger, the Daily Sitka Sentinel newspaper reported.The Sitka woman suspected Halli was the culprit because the 90-pound mastiff puppy often carries...
Trooper shoots charging bear

...arrived near Starrigavan River, getting close while it fed and taking pictures despite her huffs of warning, the Sitka Sentinel reported."The Forest Service campground host repeatedly asked people to let the bear feed undisturbed and not use...
Health consortium closes medical training unit

...Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has ended a Sitka-based emergency medical training program.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported that the closure ends three decades of training in first aid, CPR and emergency medical services.Consortium...
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

...Administration for Native Americans, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported the lab will allow the tribe and six other tribal organizations to assess vulnerability in their communities...
Troopers investigating bear shooting in Sitka

SITKA - Alaska Wildlife Troopers will investigate the shooting death of a young brown bear in Sitka.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported wildlife officials found the bear dead near a residential area and golf course Tuesday.The bear was found...
Paper helps reunite family with photos

SITKA - When Sonja Conner glanced at the photo of a smiling girl in July 26 Daily Sitka Sentinel, she thought the girl looked a lot like her mother.But she didn't read the caption saying the picture was one of three photos...


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