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Alaska Department of Fish & Game to host ‘Bear Aware’ presentation at Sitka Public Library

Brown bears are beginning to stir on the outskirts of town, so the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is reminding residents to practice diligent bear awareness. Residents should make household garbage unavailable to bears, prior to their arrival. … Continue reading

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Banff Film Festival tickets on sale now at Hames Athletic Center, and on Jan. 26 at Old Harbor Books

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will make a stop in Sitka as part of its annual world tour, and tickets are available now at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center and will go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at Old Harbor Books. The … Continue reading

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Sitka to host its local Christmas Bird Count event on Saturday, Dec. 30

This year is the National Audubon Society‘s 118th annual Christmas Bird Count, and Sitka will be one of several Alaska communities to host a local event, with Sitka’s event set for Saturday, Dec. 30. During this event, local teams will hike around various sections … Continue reading

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Hames Wellness Center to host five-week Backpacking 101 class in October

Want to learn how to prepare for a backcountry adventure? Backcountry snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast Meridith Condon, a National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor, will teach a five-week Backpacking 101 class in October at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center. The … Continue reading

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National Get Outdoors Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 10

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 10, … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park switches to summer hours on Sunday, April 30

Beginning Sunday, April 30, Sitka National Historical Park will transition to its summer hours of operation. The park’s visitor center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ranger-led interpretive programs will be held daily, with topics focusing on … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club to host Spring Wonders Camp and Nature Journaling programs

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club will host the Spring Wonders Camp on Monday through Wednesday, March 13-15, at a variety of locations in Sitka. In addition, the club will host a Nature Journaling Series for five weeks starting on … Continue reading

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