May 12, 2020, Community Happenings

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Created on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:36
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3 Students Given Sportsman’s Association Scholarships

Sitka Sportsman’s Association has announced and congratulates the recipients of this year’s Youth Scholarship Program. They are Sitka High seniors Dominic Baciocco, Monique Lysons and Max Johnson.

The scholarship is funded primarily from the Sitka Salmon Derby proceeds and although this is a year without the derby SSA still sponsored the scholarship to honor its tradition in giving back to the community, a press release from the organization said.

Applicants submitted an essay on what the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution means to them. The program is offered to the senior students of Sitka, Pacific and Mt. Edgecumbe high schools. 

The association expressed appreciation to the counselors of each high school for their valued help in disseminating the applications and collecting the essays.

Each was awarded a $1,000 certificate to the college they plan to attend. Baciocco plans to attend Santa Clara University, California, to study business. Lysons plans a course of study in interior design at Spokane Falls Community College, Washington. Ocean sciences and engineering will be the focus of Johnson at University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

‘‘Dominic Baciocco, Monique Lysons and Max Johnson, the Board of Sitka Sportsman’s Association wishes you every success in your educational pursuit and your future,’’ a press release said.

 

 

Virtual Trivia

Night May 19

The public is invited to answer  maritime trivia questions, win prizes, and learn new local facts at the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society’s Virtual Trivia Night 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19,  online via Zoom.

Sign up in advance for the free event by May 16 at sitkamaritime.org/trivia.

For more details, see the website at sitkamaritime.org/trivia.

 

ADF&G Announces

Spring Troll Fishery

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced information on the commercial spring troll fishery.

Openings in the Sitka area: Redoubt Bay, May 13-14; Sitka Sound, May 9-13; and Salisbury Sound, May 14-16.

Weekly troll openings will be announced each Friday.

The Western Channel, Goddard, West Crawfish Inlet, Mountain Point, and Rock Point spring troll Chinook areas will open initially during the week of May 31. The Northern Chatham Strait, Point Couverden, Homeshore, Cross Sound, South Passage, and Keku Strait enhanced chum salmon areas will open on June 15; Chinook salmon retention is prohibited.

Maps of THA/SHA and spring troll areas and additional details on the fishery are provided in the Spring Troll Fishery Management Plan, available in area offices and on the ADF&G troll web site at: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=commercialbyareasoutheast.salmon_trollspring.

Terminal and special harvest area openings for troll gear will occur as follows, unless closed by emergency order.

 

–Silver Bay THA, June 1-July 30; Crawfish Inlet THA, June 1-Sept. 20; Hidden Falls THA, June 1-Sept. 20; Port Armstrong SHA, June 1-30; Carroll Inlet THA, June 1-30; Anita Bay THA, June 1; Deep Inlet THA, June 6; Neets Bay THA, June 15; Thomas Bay SHA, June 21; and Southeast Cove THA, June 21.