Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sept. 18 landslides wipe out Starrigavan Valley watershed restoration projects

Heavy rains earlier this month triggered a series of landslides on Thursday, Sept. 18, that covered a 100-acre section of the Starrigavan Valley, a popular recreation area about 10 miles north of downtown Sitka. While the three landslides caused no … Continue reading

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SAIL Youth Adventure Club sets dates and activities for October and November

The Sitka office of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) will host events for its new ORCA Youth Adventure Club program from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at various locations around Sitka. The new ORCA Youth Adventure Club program in Sitka … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center to host ‘Squishy Hike’ for young naturalists on Oct. 1

As part of the Scientists in the Schools program, the Sitka Sound Science Center will host a “Squishy Hike” group at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Thimbleberry Trailhead. Select carpool space is available from the science center … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park celebrates ‘Helping Hands for America’s Lands’ during National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27

SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK – On Saturday, Sept. 27, tens of thousands of volunteers will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They will be taking part in the 21st … Continue reading

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20th annual Running of the Boots costumed fun run raises funds for Sitka Local Foods Network

It’s time to dig your XtraTufs out of the closet and gussy them up. The 20th annual Running of the Boots begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the big tent near St. Michael of the Archangel Russian … Continue reading

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Natural History Seminar Series to feature presentation on Mushrooms of Alaska’s Southern Coasts

The next topic of the Natural History Seminar Series will feature Kate Mohatt presenting “Mushrooms of Alaska’s Southern Coasts.” The presentation is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 19, in Room 229 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. Kate Mohatt is … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park to host garden party Saturday at Russian Bishop’s House

The Sitka National Historical Park will host a garden party starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Russian Bishop’s House garden. Volunteer gardener Karen Christner and Ranger Jasa Woods will present a 45-minute program on the history … Continue reading

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