Month: January 2008

Summer ferry schedule due out next week

Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey speaks with Raven Radio about the draft summer ferry schedule, (set to be released by the end of this month), increased fast ferry service to Sitka, and direct connections to the villages.

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Low water levels put Sitka on diesel power

Faced with increased demand and lower-than-average rainfall this winter, the Sitka electric department is playing the odds, and is running diesel generators to supplement the city’s two hydro projects.
The strategy – which costs roughly $7-thousand dollars a day in fuel – is intended to conserve water behind the dams for Sitka’s more typical dry season in March and April.

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STA requires employment background checks

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is tightening up its child protection policies. The Tribal Council passed an ordinance last week (1/16/08) requiring all employees, as well as volunteers and contractors who have direct interaction with children or the public, to undergo criminal background checks.

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Sealaska chair asks Sitka to defer action opposing land selections

The Sealaska Corporation is asking Sitka to delay consideration of a resolution opposing Native land selections within the Sitka Community Use Area.
A delegation from Sealaska, including state senator Albert Kookesh, took a charter flight from Juneau to testify before the Sitka assembly Tuesday night (1-22-08).

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