New climate action task force to tackle Sitka’s carbon footprint

The ways Sitka could and is being affected by climate change are numerous: the impact of warming oceans on the fishing industry, landslides, increased pest activity in the Tongass, more intense storms impacting utilities — the list could go on.

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COVID-19 almost sank the Haines bookstore. A local author’s national fans saved sales.

After Heather Lende posted that readers could get signed and personalized books from the Haines bookstore, hundreds of readers from out-of-state placed orders.

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A pair of stranded killer whales and a sick sea lion near Sitka have biologists looking for answers

Biologists are tracking some unusual stranding events around Sitka this summer, and hoping to learn more about what brought about the deaths of two killer whales, and what has made a sea lion gravely ill.

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