Month: February 2008

AGIA roadshow travels to Sitka

About fifteen Sitkans turned out Wednesday evening (2-20-08) to hear one of Gov Palin's three gasline teams explain the basics of AGIA — the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. The team covering Southeast this week included Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin, and Kurt Gibson, the deputy director of the Division of Oil & Gas.

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ZENN makes car history in Sitka — Not!

History has just turned a corner in Southeast. A little over a month after two electric ZENN cars debuted in Kodiak, one of the “Zero Emmission No Noise” vehicles has appeared in Sitka. But, as Robert Woolsey reports, the new ZENN is not the first electric car in Sitka. That prize was awarded over thirty years ago.

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Friendship and "revolving door" cloud Sawmill Cove transaction

For several assembly members on Friday (2-15-08), Silver Bay Seafoods CEO Rich Riggs's background as public works director gave them assurance to move ahead on the dock sale. The situation with Mayor Marko Dapcevich — a close friend of Riggs's — was less clear. Dapcevich opted to participate in deliberations on the issue, despite a challenge from another assembly member that he could not be impartial. Here's how Dapcevich and Riggs tried to clear the air:

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"Wet" avalanche closes Blue Lake Road

A massive snowslide sometime in the past week has blocked Blue Lake Road. It’s possible that warming temperatures over the past few days are as much to blame for the avalanche as the heavy snows earlier in the month.

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