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Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery

SITKA, Alaska - Seine boats fishing off Sitka took in 5,000 tons of herring Sunday in the second opening of the 2014 season.The Sitka Sentinel ( reports the total was just under the 5,300 tons caught Thursday in the first opening of the sac roe herring fishery.Both openings were in Starrigavan and Katlian bays.
Sheffield urges defeat of oil tax repeal measure

...changes to Alaska's oil tax structure would be a mistake.Sheffield spoke Sunday at the Sitka Historical Society.The Sitka Sentinel ( reports that in brief remarks, the 84-year-old former governor says he favors...
Sitka officer charged with wildlife offense

...SITKA - A veteran Sitka police officer is on paid administrative leave as he faces a misdemeanor wildlife charge.The Sitka Sentinel reports 48-year-old Sgt. Daryl Rice is charged with allowing his teenage son to fire six shots at an artificial...
Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

SITKA - A Juneau commercial fisherman is accused of hitting another man, brandishing a handgun and firing a shot in a Sitka bar restroom. Richard Davis, 55, was charged with felony assault after the incident Sunday afternoon at the busy Pioneer Bar.
Author pens book on Alaska - then and now

...first cousins. Joe Bernard came into the country exactly a century before Chris arrived in July 1999 to work at the Sitka Sentinel.Buddy story might be how "Chasing Alaska" started, but that's not what it became, Bernard said."That's...
Alaska denies study of marine invader near Sitka

SITKA - Alaska fisheries officials concerned about the spread of an invasive marine species have denied federal and university researchers permission to study the organism's effect on herring eggs near Sitka.
At 64 years old, record rockfish was younger than first thought

An oversized shortraker rockfish - a fish that some believed could be more than 200 years old - isn't. The fish was caught in Sitka waters by Seattle resident Henry Liebman and weighed 39.08 pounds, breaking a previous record set with a 38.
Body of Australia man found in Sitka harbor

SITKA - The body of a 33-year-old Australia man has been found at the bottom of a harbor in Sitka. The man has been identified as John W. Schroeder, who was a crew member on a yacht visiting the Southeast Alaska town.
Murlin Mike G. Everson

...lifelong habit of daily reading the newspaper and working the crossword puzzles. In following years, he worked at the Sitka Sentinel, Ketchikan Daily News and Alaska Litho utilizing his printing skills. Many have commented to the family that he...
Coast Guard chooses pellet heat for Sitka station

...building in the agency with wood, she said. There are no pellet manufacturers in southeast Alaska but Hargis told the Sitka Sentinel she hopes one will emerge. Sealaska Corp. is converting its downtown Juneau corporate headquarters to a wood pellet...


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