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Sitka hospital CEO says he was assaulted, plans to depart

SITKA - The CEO of Sitka's community hospital said he missed a meeting last week because he was assaulted. Jeff Comer said he could no longer stay in Sitka and planned to leave over the weekend.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014

Thumbs up to fulfilling promises. On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order to halt work on six of Alaska's biggest construction projects.
Sitka artist carries forth Dale DeArmond's teachings's note: This story has been updated to correct a previous inaccuracy. The Sitka Sentinel was founded by Harold and Ernestine Veatch in 1940. Thad and Sandy Poulson took it over in 1969.
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...
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.
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.


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