Food, Gardening & Foraging, Shopping

Bear Country Convenience & Coffee

Located in Downtown Sitka

Open Tuesday-Saturday 7am-11pm, Sunday + Monday 7am-8pm. Cafe Bar open every day till 6pm, with espresso drinks, Kaladi Bros. coffee, Italian sodas, chai teas and more! Fresh baked goods coming…

Animal Friends Non-profit

Group Provides Info. & Resources

Friends of Sitka Animal Shelter is a local non-profit group, focused on caring for animals housed at the City-operated shelter, creating fostering and adoption networks, arranging spay and neutering services…

Learning & Fun, Outdoors & Recreation

Senior Walk

Back in Action

At the Hames Center every Tuesday from 1-2pm. Free for seniors and volunteers.

Health & Safety

SEARHC & Covid-19

Vaccinations & Testing in SE Alaska

About COVID-19:  Find info & FAQs at Vaccine & Booster – Vaccinating Southeast residents is essential in fighting COVID-19 and protecting the health of our families and our communities….

Health & Safety

Health Care Coverage

Open Enrollment into December

Medicare Open Enrollment period ends December 7 – go to To compare plans, prescription costs and benefits. Now’s the time to explore your options for 2023, and find the…


Assembly Seat Vacancy

Applications Sought

An Assembly Member has resigned from the City and Borough Assembly, effective November 24. The Assembly formally accepted that resignation on November 22. In accordance with Sitka’s Home Rule Charter…


ALPS Member Voting

About Merger with TFCU

Voting by ALPS members regarding the merger with Tongass Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is open from December 2, 2022 till January 21, 2023. To read FAQs about the proposed merger,…

Arts & Sciences

Island Artists Gallery

Winter Hours

November 25-31 – Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Closed Sun. – Mon. Visit us during the Art Walk on Fri. Nov. 25th from 5-8:30pm for Art & Live Music! December 1-24 –…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Artists-in-Residence for 2023

Sought by Friends of S.J. Museum

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for Alaska Native artists to apply to the 2023 Native Artist Residency program. Residencies are 21-22 days long and occur:  July 7-28, Aug….


For Sale: 1973 Checker Marathon Sedan

Always Private Ownership

Always private ownership and garaged in Sitka. Previously owned by an auto repair shop and used as a daily driver to shuttle customers. In Sitka, this was used as a…

Health & Safety

Vaccinations Available

Flu & Covid-19 at Harry Race

Flu & Covid-19 Vaccinations are available at Harry Race Pharmacy – appointments are available on Fridays. COVID-19 Booster Clinics – We offer booster shots and encourage every vaccinated Sitkan to…

Arts & Sciences

Wearable Art Designers

"Awakening" February 2023!

Registrations are coming in from designers for Wearable Art 2023 – “Awakening”! Slots are still open. Register your design by Dec. 16th, 2022 to participate in this incredible show. There…


Sales Tax-Free Days

Friday Nov. 25 & Saturday Nov. 26

On September 13, the City and Borough of Sitka Assembly voted to authorize November 25 and 26 as sales tax free days for 2022. Exclusions include:  any sale of fuel,…

Environment & Recycling

Climate Advocacy Meetings

Sitka Chapter of National Group

Are you passionate about being part of the solution to climate change? Do you want to connect and collaborate with like-minded people in Sitka and around Alaska? Do you want…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Wild Flour Café

Open Thurs. thru Sun. this Winter

We are back from our break and open for beverages & baked goods four days a week this winter. We’ve used this break to upgrade some of our equipment, mainly…

Arts & Sciences, Education

Scholarships: Native Arts & Museum Studies

Offered by Sealaska Heritage

Spring 2023 semester scholarships are available to undergraduate or grad students pursuing: Arts and science degrees with a focus in studio arts, performing arts, cinematic arts and technology, or creative…

Environment & Recycling

Electrification is Key

Say Some Climate Observers

Citizens Climate Lobby wants to highlight for U.S. households the options available to save money while helping the climate. Signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022, the…

Environment & Recycling

Energy Study Results

From ETIP - Available at Dec. 13 Assembly

In 2021, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory awarded the City and Borough of Sitka a grant for technical assistance called the Energy Transition Initiative Partnership (ETIP). The findings will be…


Volunteer Positions

On Municipal Boards & Commissions

Volunteer positions are available on the following Municipal Boards and Commissions:  Animal Hearing Board, Health Needs and Human Services Commission, Library Commission, Parks and Recreation Committee, Port and Harbors Commission…

Alaska Native Culture, Education

AK Native Language Courses

Free Online Through Outer Coast

Outer Coast is thrilled to announce the return of our Lingít MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and the addition of two new courses. Over the past two years, we have…


Assistance with Housing-Related Costs

From Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Sitka Tribe of Alaska citizens experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID‐19 pandemic are eligible to apply for up to $700 in assistance with housing‐related costs.   Under the American…

Alaska Native Culture, HIstory & Social Justice

Sealaska Historical Panel

Available Online thru December

SHI sponsored a panel discussion on Walter Soboleff Day (11/14/22) regarding the controversial 1962 closure of the “Walter Soboleff church” and recent efforts to atone. The panel spoke at SHI’s…

Environment & Recycling

Taking Care of Sitka

Now & Into the Future

Something to Consider this holiday season… from Transition Sitka: We Sitkans love our surroundings… clean air and water, abundant fish and wildlife, and heart-stirring landscapes. For many of us on…

Health & Safety, Municipal

Winter Weather Preparedness

CBS Advises Sitkans with Checklist

CBS urges Sitkans to make preparations now for winter, including the possibility of:  dangerously cold weather, strong winds, coastal flooding, and heavy snow. Residents must be prepared for prolonged power…

Environment & Recycling, HIstory & Social Justice

Dispatch from Bill McKibben

At COP27 in Egypt

Ed. note:  “Activists are the Engine” is a stirring piece by Bill McKibben, which he posted on Nov. 12th, from the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference. COP27 is being held…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sitka Food Coop

Important Dates in December

Delivery / Pick-up Days:  Tuesdays Dec. 13, 20 and 27, at ANB Founders Hall Deadline to place your Dec. Produce order:  Sat. 12/3 by midnight – Must have Food Co-op…

Arts & Sciences, Learning & Fun

Ukulele Group Instruction

Free Lessons

Free beginner ukulele group instruction will be offered on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of November and December in the Sitka Pioneers Home Chapel, from 5pm to 7pm. Attendees are…

Business, Fundraisers

2023 Duck Race Sponsors

Sought by Sitka Rotary Club

Sitka Rotary Club is accepting commitments for Business Sponsorships for the 2023 GREATER SITKA DUCK RACE. Just $100 with no payment due until January. Contact The DUCKfather: or (818)…


Recycling Center

Materials Accepted, per CBS

Follow Instructions & Signs at Sitka Recycling Center The City and Borough of Sitka Public Works Department urges citizens to follow instructions and signage at the Recycle Center at 802…


Winter Alaska Ferry Schedule

Now Available per DOT&PF

The AMHS 2022/2023 Winter Ferry Schedule is now available for reservations. “We heard from our communities, and we’re listening,” said DOT&PF Commissioner Ryan Anderson. “We adjusted the Winter schedule based…

Alaska Native Culture, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Traditional Foods Guide

By SEARHC Health Promotion, the Kake and Wrangell Traditional Foods advisory teams and SE AK volunteers

The Traditional Foods Guide is made possible through the SEARHC Health Promotion Department, the Kake and Wrangell Traditional Foods advisory teams, and several volunteers in Southeast Alaska. The guide is…

Government, Learning & Fun

Youth Activities Scholarship

From Sitka Tribe of Alaska

The STA Youth Activities Scholarship is intended to assist our STA tribal youth by encouraging participation and alleviating the costs of extracurricular activities such as sports, music, art, and school…

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