MARKET BOUNTY – Sitka Farmers Market volunteer Hannah Green, center, sells produce Saturday during the third market of the summer season. The next market will be held Saturday at ANB Founders Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sitka Farmers Market was recently included on the Exceptional Markets list by the Certified Naturally Grown program. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 10, 2015 Community Happenings

PHS Registrations

Being Accepted

Pacific High School is accepting registration for the upcoming school year.

New students can pick up registration packets and returning students and their families can call to set up intake interviews.

PHS is an Expeditionary Learning high school, grades 9-12, with a hands-on approach.  Those who want to learn more about this educational opportunity within the Sitka School District can stop by 509 Lincoln Street between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 747-0525.



SCVB Board Meets

The Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors will meet 6 p.m. today, Aug. 10, in the SCVB offices at 303 Lincoln Street, Suite 4. Contact the SCVB office for more information at 747-5940 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  



Summer Troll

Fishery Updated

The Southeast/Yakutat commercial troll fishery will remain open until further notice, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said.

No mid-August troll closure for coho salmon management is planned for this season. A troll closure is not required by regulation, since there will not be a second Chinook salmon retention period during the summer fishery.

The department said that based on the second assessment of the coho salmon run strength, catch rates by all gear groups, effort and projected catches, the department has determined that a troll closure is not needed at this time for conservation or allocation purposes.

Fish and Game will closely monitor abundance indicators as the season progresses and will take appropriate action should the run fail to develop as expected.

The waters of frequent high king salmon abundance will remain closed.

The 2015 Summer Troll Fishery Management Plan is available at all regional ADF&G offices and on the troll website at:


Registration Set

At Sitka High

Students in ninth through 12th grades who are new to the Sitka School District should stop by the Sitka High School front office as soon as possible to pick up registration materials and make an appointment with an academic counselor for scheduling classes.

Registration and fall schedules will be available for current Sitka High juniors and seniors 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Sitka High’s front office. Current Sitka High freshmen and sophomores should register and pick up their fall schedules 9-11 a.m. 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Sitka High.

Call Sitka High at 747-3263 with questions.  


Pioneer Auxiliary

Meets on Aug. 14

The Sitka Pioneers Home Auxiliary will meet 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Chapel of the Pioneers Home. All are welcome.






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