Sitka Trail Works to host annual meeting and potluck on Monday, Sept. 16

Sitka Trail Works members and the public are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting and potluck. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

The agenda includes highlights from the year. This year’s guest speaker will be Bill Foster giving a talk, “Destination Havana – The 60th Anniversary of a Bike Trip to Cuba.” Also, two board members are up for re-election.

Please bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share. Please also bring your own cutlery and plate, if possible. Those with questions may call Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.

Sitka’s Walk For Recovery scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14

September is National Recovery Month, designed to increase the awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders. As part of the National Recovery Month celebration in Sitka, there will be a Walk For Recovery starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Harrigan Centennial Hall (meet at 9:30 a.m.).

The walk will go over the O’Connell Bridge and back, and will help spread the message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover.

For more information, contact Alec Duncan of Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services at 747-3636.

City of Sitka to host meeting Wednesday, April 3, about Katlian Street improvements

The City and Borough of Sitka Department of Public Works will host a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Harrigan Centennial Hall to discuss improvements to Katlian Street in 2019.

The project will take place between the Katlian Street intersection of Halibut Point Road and approximately 508 Katlian Street, near Petro Marine and the Marine Service Center.

Improvements will include the replacement or lining of deteriorated storm drain pipes, grinding and overlay of existing pavement, upgrading of ADA-compliant (American Disability Act) ramps, and replacement of limited sidewalk. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the construction project in general and the construction schedule to limit disruption along Katlian Street.

Katlian Street is a section of town that has been targeted for walkability upgrades in the recent past, but many of the problem areas are not part of this construction project. These include the ramps to nowhere (driveway cuts that don’t go to improved properties), narrow sidewalks, poor lighting, water drainage issues that cause icy sidewalks in the winter, and the house at 420 Katlian Street that keeps sliding into the sidewalk.

For more information about the project or to make comments, contact City of Sitka Senior Engineer Stephen Weatherman at 747-4042 or stephen.weatherman@cityofsitka.org.

Sitka Trail Works to host annual meeting and potluck on Sept. 19

Sitka Trail Works members and the public are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting and potluck. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Harrigan Centennial Hall, Room 1.

The agenda includes highlights from the year. Sitka Trail Works Board Member Dawn Johnson will give a talk entitled “Hiking the Chilkoot Trail Near Skagway.” Also, four board members are up for re-election.

Please bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share. Please also bring your own cutlery and plate, if possible. Those with questions may call Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.

City of Sitka to host public meetings to discuss improvements on Lincoln Street

The City and Borough of Sitka Public Works Department will host two public meetings — at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Harrigan Centennial Hall — to discuss the Lincoln Street Improvements project.

The project includes the replacement of lining of deteriorated storm drainpipes, grinding and overlay of existing pavement, upgrading of ADA (American Disability Act) ramps, replacement of limited sidewalk and installation of red concrete crosswalks. The public is encouraged to attend to see the proposed improvements and provide public input.

For more information, contact Public Works at 747-1806.

• Lincoln Street Improvements meeting handout

Sitka Trail Works to host annual meeting and potluck on Oct. 25

Sitka Trail Works members and the public are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting and potluck. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Harrigan Centennial Hall, Room 6.

The agenda includes highlights from the year. Sitka Trail Works Board Member Jeff Arndt will give a talk entitled “Hiking the John Muir Trail.” Also, three board members are up for re-election.

Please bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share. Please also bring your own cutlery and plate, if possible. Those with questions may call Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.

KCAW-Raven Radio to host Only Fools Run At Midnight on Saturday, June 24

Mark your calendars! Sitka’s wildest running event, the 14th annual Only Fools Run at Midnight, is coming up at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, with a brand new course. The race starts and finishes at Harrigan Centennial Hall and follows the Sitka Sea Walk (so no roads to cross, making it safer at night). KCAW-Raven Radio is delighted to bring you this costume-clad evening full of family fun and prizes.

Registration info and race details are available at kcaw.org, and the entry fee is $20 ($25 the night of the race). Prizes will be awarded for fastest finishers, best costumes, and wackiest centipede (five or more people attached in some form or fashion). Creativity is encouraged.

There are t-shirts for the first 200 to register, and lots of entertainment and fun to keep folks wide awake for the midnight run. Funky pre-race entertainment will be provided by the Sitka Fine Arts Camp staff.

For questions and more information, visit www.kcaw.org or contact Ken or Rachel Fate at 747-5877 or send email to foolsrun@kcaw.org.

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