BACK AT WORK – Mary Miller, center, gets a round of applause Wednesday after speaking at a reception at Sitka National Historical Park where she is again the superintendent. Miller's return to the head position at the park has come after an eight-year legal odyssey. She was superintendent of the park from 2008 to 2010 when she was reassigned to a new position in Anchorage that she rejected and was fired. After filing suit she was reinstated in 2013 and served until 2015 when an appeal filed by the U.S. Park Service reversed the earlier decision and she was again terminated. She filed a new suit and a trial was set for 2019, but Congressman Don Young and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stepped in on her behalf and Miller was re-instated. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 22, 2013 Community Happenings

    Creating With the
    Creator Art Taught
    Creating with the Creator assemblage art classes are being held 3-5 p.m. Aug. 24, 31 and Sept.7 at the First Presbyterian Church.
    The free classes, creating with found objects and junk, are open to the public and will be lead by Perry Comas, and Keith and Cyndy Gibson.
    ‘‘Bring your junk – anything unique and cool, like an old watch, baby pictures, hardware – and we’ll use it,’’ organizers said.
    For more information call Cyndy Gibson at 738-0655.

    Coho Clan to Meet
    The Coho Clan will meet 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at the main coho Clan House. All clan members are invited.

TAP Class Set
A Training for Alcohol Professions class will be held 9 a.m. Aug. 24 at Westmark Sitka in the banquet room.
The class fulfills the State of Alaska education requirements for servers and sellers of beverage alcohol. Cost is $45 and ID cards required.
Those who have an expired TAM card less than 6 months expired may simply take the test. Cost is $45 and individuals must arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Call Helen at 747-6738 for more information.

    MEHS Students
    To Give Program
    Two Mt. Edgecumbe students, Reba Dundas and Austin Bacon, spent time hiking and camping in the South Baranof Wilderness area this summer. While there, they explored career options in wilderness management.
    The two students will give a presentation 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Kettleson Memorial Library.
    The program was jointly sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service.

    STA Meetings
    Due to a scheduling conflict, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Sitka Marine Mammal Commission meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Aug. 28, and the Cultural, Customary and Traditional Committee is set for noon Aug. 27. Both will be in the Resource Protection Department Office, 429 Katlian Street.
    Contact Resource Protection Director Jeff Feldpausch at 747-7469 with questions. A light lunch will be provided at the Aug. 27 meeting. The public is invited to both.

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