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uber Sitka, Alaska

What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Sitka, Alaska It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available Sitka, Alaska!  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Sitka, Alaska Just think about traveling to Sitka, Alaska for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in Sitka, Alaska

The following steps will make using Uber in Sitka, Alaska a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Sitka, Alaska.
  2. . Verify how many Uber Sitka, Alaskacars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Sitka, Alaska
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Sitka, Alaska area and are can pickup riders that are in your current eighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Sitka, Alaska area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Sitka, Alaska Information:

Sitka
Sheet'ká
City and borough
City and Borough of Sitka
View toward Sitka from the Pacific Ocean. Sitka is the only town in Southeast Alaska that faces the Gulf of Alaska head-on.
View toward Sitka from the Pacific Ocean. Sitka is the only town in Southeast Alaska that faces the Gulf of Alaska head-on.
Map of Alaska highlighting Sitka City and Borough.svg
Coordinates: 57°3′5.62″N 135°20′19.11″W / 57.0515611°N 135.3386417°W / 57.0515611; -135.3386417Coordinates: 57°3′5.62″N 135°20′19.11″W / 57.0515611°N 135.3386417°W / 57.0515611; -135.3386417
Country  United States
State  Alaska
Colonized 1799
Incorporated November 5, 1913 (city)
September 24, 1963
(borough)
December 2, 1971
(unified municipality)
Government
 • Mayor Mim McConnell
 • State senator Bert Stedman (R)
 • State rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D)
Area
 • City and borough 12,460 km2 (4,811 sq mi)
 • Land 7,400 km2 (2,870 sq mi)
 • Water 5,030 km2 (1,941 sq mi)
 • Urban 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City and borough 8,881 ranked 4th
 • Density 1.2/km2 (3.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,982
Time zone Alaska (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) Alaska (UTC-8)
ZIP 99835
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-70540
GNIS feature ID 1414736
Website www.cityofsitka.com

The City and Borough of Sitka (Tlingit: Sheetʼká), formerly New Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule (Russian: Ново-Архангельск or Новоaрхангельск, t Novoarkhangelsk), is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,881. In terms of land area, it is the largest city-borough in the U.S., with a land area of 2,870.3 mi2 (7,434.1 km2) and a total area (including water area) of 4,811.4 mi2 (12,460.8 km2). Urban Sitka, the part that is usually thought of as the "city" of Sitka, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island.

The current name Sitka (derived from Sheet’ká, a contraction of the Tlingit Shee At'iká) means "People on the Outside of Baranof Island", whose Tlingit name is Sheet’-ká X'áat'l (here contracted to Shee).

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Post-Russia control
  • 2 Geography
    • 2.1 Climate
    • 2.2 Geology
    • 2.3 Adjacent boroughs and census areas
    • 2.4 National protected areas
  • 3 Economy
    • 3.1 Port
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 Transportation
  • 6 Education
    • 6.1 Colleges and universities
    • 6.2 Schools
    • 6.3 Libraries
    • 6.4 Other
  • 7 Health care
  • 8 Attractions
    • 8.1 Outdoor opportunities
  • 9 Media
    • 9.1 Print
    • 9.2 Radio
    • 9.3 Television
  • 10 Notable people
  • 11 Sister cities
  • 12 Sitka in popular culture
  • 13 See also
  • 14 References
  • 15 Further reading
  • 16 External links

History[edit]

New Archangel, 1805
Gajaa Héen (Old Sitka), circa 1827. The new Russian palisade atop "Castle Hill" (Noow Tlein) that surrounded the Governor's Residence had three watchtowers, armed with 32 cannons, for defense against Tlingit attacks.
Sitka Tribe of Alaska seal
Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka

Sitka's location was originally settled by the Tlingit people over 10,000 years ago. The Russians settled Old Sitka in 1799, calling it Redoubt Saint Michael (Russian: форт Архангела Михаила, t Fort Arkhangela Mikhaila). The governor of Russian America, Alexander Baranov, arrived under the auspices of the Russian-American Company, a colonial trading company chartered by tsar Paul I. In June 1802, Tlingit warriors destroyed the original settlement, killing many of the Russians, with only a few managing to escape.:37-39 Baranov was forced to levy 10,000 rubles in ransom for the safe return of the surviving settlers.

Baranov returned to Sitka in August 1804, with a large force, including Yuri Lisyansky's Neva. The ship bombarded the Tlingit fort on the 20th, but was not able to cause significant damage. The Russians then launched an attack on the fort and were repelled. However, after a couple days of bombardment, the Tlingit "hung out a white flag" on the 22nd, and then deserted the fort on the 26th.:44-49

Following their victory at the Battle of Sitka, the Russians established New Archangel as a permanent settlement named after Arkhangelsk, the largest city in the region where Baranov was born. The Tlingit re-established a fort on the Chatham Strait side of Peril Strait to enforce a trade embargo with the Russian establishment. In 1808, with Baranov still governor, Sitka was designated the capital of Russian America.[citation needed]

The Cathedral of Saint Michael was built in Sitka in 1848 and became the seat of the Russian Orthodox bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurile and Aleutian Islands, and Alaska. The original church burnt to the ground in 1966, but was restored to its original appearance, with the deliberate exception of its clockface, which is black in photographs taken prior to 1966, but white in subsequent photos.[citation needed]

As out of the way as it appears now, the settlement was once known as the "Paris of the Pacific;" for the first half of the nineteenth century, it was the most important port on the West Coast.

Bishop Innocent lived in Sitka after 1840. He was known for his interest in education, and his house, parts of which served as a schoolhouse, the Russian Bishop's House has since been restored by the National Park Service as part of the Sitka National Historical Park. Swedes, Finns and other Lutherans worked for the Russian-American Company, and the Sitka Lutheran Church, built in 1840, was the first Protestant church on the Pacific coast. After the transition to American control, following the purchase of Alaska from Russia by the United States in 1867, the influence of other Protestant religions increased, and Saint-Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was consecrated as "the Cathedral of Alaska" in 1900.[citation needed]

There are 22 buildings and sites in Sitka that appear in the National Register of Historic Places.

Post-Russia control[edit]

Sitka was the site of the signing of the Alaska purchase and where the transfer of power took place on October 18, 1867. Russia was going through economic and political turmoil after it lost the Crimean War to Britain, France, and Turkey in 1856 and decided it wanted to sell Alaska before it got taken over by Britain. Russia offered to sell it to the United States. Secretary of State William Seward had wanted to purchase Alaska for quite some time as he saw it as an integral part of Manifest Destiny and America's reach to the Pacific Ocean. While the agreement to purchase Alaska was made in April 1867, the actual purchase and transfer of power took place on October 18, 1867. The cost to purchase Alaska was $7.2 million.

On October 18, Alaska celebrates Alaska Day to commemorate the Alaska purchase. The City of Sitka holds an annual Alaska Day Festival. This week-long event includes a reenactment ceremony of the signing of the Alaska purchase, as well as interpretive programs at museums and parks, special exhibits, aircraft displays and film showings, receptions, historic sites and buildings tours, food, prose writing contest essays, Native and other dancing, and entertainment and more. The first recorded Alaska Day Festival was held in 1949.

Sitka in 1901

Alaska's first newspaper following the Alaska purchase, the Sitka Times, was published by Barney O. Ragan on September 19, 1868. Only four issues were published that year, as Ragan cited a lack of resources available at the time. The paper resumed publishing the following year as the Alaska Times. In 1870, it moved to Seattle, where the year following it was renamed the Seattle Times (not to be confused with the modern-day newspaper of the same name).

Sitka served as the capital of the Alaska Territory until 1906, when the seat of government was relocated north to Juneau.

The Alaska Native Brotherhood was founded in Sitka in 1912 to address racism against Alaska Native people in Alaska. By 1914 the organization had constructed the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall on Katlian Street.

Sitka's Filipino community established itself in Sitka before 1929. It later became institutionalized as the Filipino Community of Sitka in 1981.

Gold mining and fish canning paved the way for the town's initial growth. In World War II, when the United States Navy constructed an air base on Japonski Island, bringing 30,000 service personnel to the area, Sitka became much bigger. Today Sitka encompasses portions of Baranof Island and the smaller Japonski Island (across the Sitka Channel from the town), which is connected to Baranof Island by the O'Connell Bridge. The John O'Connell Bridge was the first cable-stayed bridge built in the Western Hemisphere. Japonski Island is home to Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (IATA: SIT; ICAO: PASI), the Sitka branch campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, Mt. Edgecumbe High School (a state-run boarding school for rural Alaskans), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, and the port and facilities for the USCGC Maple.[citation needed]

The home rule charter of the City and Borough of Sitka was adopted on 2 December 1971 for the region of the Greater Sitka Borough, which was incorporated on 24 September 1963. On October 23, 1973, the city of Port Alexander was detached from the borough.

Geography[edit]

A view of Sitka's Crescent Harbor, Indian River valley and, in the background, The Sisters.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough is the largest incorporated city by area in the U.S., with a total area of 4,811 square miles (12,460.4 km2), of which 2,870 square miles (7,400 km2) is land and 1,941 square miles (5,030 km2) (40.3%) is water. The non-city Alaskan borough of North Slope Borough is the largest incorporated area in the U.S.

Sitka displaced Juneau, Alaska as the largest incorporated city in the United States upon the 2000 incorporation with 2,874 square miles (7,440 km2) of incorporated area. Juneau's incorporated area is 2,717 square miles (7,040 km2). Jacksonville, Florida, is the largest city in area in the contiguous 48 states at 758 square miles (1,960 km2).

Climate[edit]

  • Sitka has an oceanic climate (Köppen Cfb) with moderate, but generally cool, temperatures and abundant precipitation.
  • Average annual precipitation is 131.74 inches (3,350 mm); average seasonal snowfall is 33 inches (84 cm), falling on 233 and 19 days respectively.
  • The mean annual temperature is 45.3 °F (7.4 °C), with monthly means ranging from 36.4 °F (2.4 °C) in January to 57.2 °F (14.0 °C) in August.
  • Only 5.1 days per year see highs at or above 70 °F (21 °C); conversely, there are only 10 days with the high not exceeding freezing.
  • Extremes range from a −1 °F (−18.3 °C) low overnight on February 16th - 17th, 1948, and a high of 88 °F (31.1 °C) July 30th, 1976.
  • The winters are extremely mild compared to inland areas of similar and much more southerly parallels due to the intense maritime moderation. The relatively mild nights ensure that four months stay above the 50 °F (10 °C) isotherm that normally separates inland areas from being boreal in nature.
  • Due to the mild winter nights, plant hardiness is high for the latitude.
Climate data for Sitka, Alaska (Japonski Island, 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 60
(16)
61
(16)
61
(16)
76
(24)
82
(28)
85
(29)
88
(31)
84
(29)
77
(25)
68
(20)
65
(18)
65
(18)
88
(31)
Average high °F (°C) 40.5
(4.7)
41.3
(5.2)
43.0
(6.1)
48.2
(9)
53.1
(11.7)
57.8
(14.3)
60.4
(15.8)
61.9
(16.6)
57.8
(14.3)
50.5
(10.3)
43.7
(6.5)
41.4
(5.2)
50.0
(10)
Daily mean °F (°C) 36.4
(2.4)
36.7
(2.6)
38.0
(3.3)
42.5
(5.8)
47.8
(8.8)
52.8
(11.6)
56.2
(13.4)
57.2
(14)
53.0
(11.7)
46.1
(7.8)
39.5
(4.2)
37.0
(2.8)
45.3
(7.4)
Average low °F (°C) 32.3
(0.2)
32.1
(0.1)
32.9
(0.5)
36.8
(2.7)
42.4
(5.8)
47.8
(8.8)
52.0
(11.1)
52.5
(11.4)
48.2
(9)
41.6
(5.3)
35.2
(1.8)
33.1
(0.6)
40.6
(4.8)
Record low °F (°C) 0
(−18)
−1
(−18)
4
(−16)
15
(−9)
29
(−2)
35
(2)
41
(5)
34
(1)
31
(−1)
20
(−7)
2
(−17)
1
(−17)
−1
(−18)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 8.74
(222)
6.26
(159)
5.83
(148.1)
4.26
(108.2)
4.26
(108.2)
2.88
(73.2)
3.99
(101.3)
7.00
(177.8)
11.85
(301)
13.16
(334.3)
9.85
(250.2)
8.59
(218.2)
86.66
(2,201.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 9.1
(23.1)
8.5
(21.6)
5.1
(13)
1.0
(2.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
5.0
(12.7)
4.0
(10.2)
33.0
(83.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 22.0 16.8 18.7 17.2 17.5 15.5 18.6 19.4 22.3 24.4 21.6 21.0 235
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 4.8 4.0 3.3 0.8 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.4 3.3 2.7 19.3
Source: NOAA
Sitka, Alaska Weather

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