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 By Garland Kennedy    News    May 4, 2022

Small quakes at Mount Edgecumbe likely due to magma movement

While earthquake activity around Mount Edgecumbe has declined following a series of small quakes last month, further investigation by the Alaska Volcano Observatory shows that the area around the mountain has been steadily deforming since 2018,...

 
 By Garland Kennedy    News    April 6, 2022

State reopens Outer Coast to king salmon trollers

The winter troll king salmon fishery reopened in outside waters around Southeast Alaska last Sunday. Trollers will be able to target up to 28,000 Chinook salmon remaining in the fleet’s original winter guideline harvest level of 45,000 fish. The...

 
 By Garland Kennedy    News    March 23, 2022

National Geographic outdoors show features Sitka father and son

For years, Robert Miller and his son RJ have hunted, fished and enjoyed the outdoors around Sitka together. And now they have a wide audience through National Geographic's "Life Below Zero: Next Gener...

 

Gold medal swimmer gives clinic and shares advice in Sitka

Tokyo Summer Olympics swim team gold medalist Lydia Jacoby, a 17-year-old Seward High School senior, was in Sitka last month, sharing stories, offering advice - and talking about her goggles. She also...

 

Fisheries Council votes to limit trawl fleet bycatch of halibut

Halibut bycatch by the Bering Sea trawl fleet could be reduced by up to one-third following a vote by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. After days of deliberation and public testimony at the online council meeting, the members voted...

 

Sitka will go five weeks without a state ferry

Sitka will see minimal state ferry service this winter. Scheduled sailings of the Matanuska have been canceled until late January while the vessel undergoes more steel plate repairs in a Ketchikan shipyard, leaving Sitka cut off from the ferry...

 

Classical music led to 50-year career for Sitka troller

Longtime Sitka troller James Moore has won recognition for his work in developing salmon hatcheries in Southeast, promoting a troll-fleet logbook program, and many other activities supporting...

 

Sitkan beat alcohol and heart attack to run New York marathon

Jeff Wright's long road to recovery led him from addiction and a heart attack in his 50s to hiking trails around Sitka and competing in the New York City Marathon. A lifelong Sitkan, Wright, who is 60...

 

Russian catamaran crew plans return voyage from Sitka next year

By Garland Kennedy Sitka Sentinel staff writer Two years ago, a Russian-flagged inflatable catamaran sailed into Sitka, concluding a multi-year voyage from central Russia, through the Siberian river...

 

Small-ship operator sees strong demand for summer cruises

SITKA - With protocols for coronavirus mitigation and testing, as well as hope for a more expansive vaccine rollout, Sitka-based maritime tourism company Allen Marine plans to return to form this spring and summer, the company said last week....

 

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