FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

...investigation of a 2014 Taser incident in the Sitka jail, police chief Sheldon Schmitt said...Troopers to investigate the tasering of a Sitka teenager in 2014, and on Monday he said...local police officers and a prisoner in the Sitka jail."I felt it would be prudent to...
Missing hunter found by Sitka Mountain Rescue

...Saturday morning found a missing hunter in Sitka's Granite Creek area.Byron Kashevarof, 31, of Sitka, was hunting and became lost on Friday night, Alaska State Troopers reported. Sitka Mountain Rescue, Alaska Wildlife Troopers...
Troopers to review alleged Sitka police violence

...controversial arrest of a high school student in Sitka.In a widely publicized video, Sitka police are shown using a taser on 18-year-old...The review was first reported by KCAW-FM in Sitka and was requested by the Sitka Police Department...
Connie Boochever Fellows include Hagen of Haines and Frankenstein of Sitka

...recipients of this year's Connie Boochever Fellowship: photographer John Hagen of Haines and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein of Sitka.The fellowships were announced last week along with the Alaska Literary Awards by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation...
Sitka awaits visit from Russian performers

SITKA - A troupe of Russian performers who were set to visit Sitka for the upcoming Alaska Day weekend is unlikely to make...celebrations.The group's coordinator in an email to the Sitka Historical Society Director Hal Spackman said the troupe...
Sitka officials talk about leaked jail video

...young man being Tased in the city jail, Sitka city officials on Wednesday expressed confidence in the Sitka Police Department, and said that the incident...called a news conference Wednesday with Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt and Planning...
Vandals hit old Sitka cemetery 3rd time in recent weeks

...Orthodox and Alaska Native cemetery in Sitka for the third time in recent weeks, toppling...headstones sustained significant damage, Sitka police Lt. Lance Ewers said Tuesday...students from the Alaska State Troopers' Sitka academy and others who turned out Monday...
"Life on the Boundary" at 19th annual Sitka Whalefest

The Sitka Sound Science Center's annual festival of all things marine brings cultural and community activities, knowledgeable researchers...
A conversation with John Straley

One morning in Ketchikan, Sitka writer John Straley climbed down a barnacle-encrusted...Alaska Public Defender's Office in Sitka. Moments like the one on the barnacle-encrusted...Straley -who studies whales, organizes Sitka's annual Whalefest, and is editing...
Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

SITKA - "You're in good voice today!"It concert at one of the final events in Sitka's annual WhaleFest. The concert was a...Pioneers Home, Swan Lake Senior Center and the Sitka Rotary Club meeting. He also led the squid...


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