SITKA, ALASKA The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced a series of grant awards earlier this month. One of them will go to the redesign and construction of a new Alaska Marine Highway Terminal in Angoon – a project that will change the current Marine Highway system to offer increased fast ferry services between Sitka and other Southeast communities. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.
New ferry terminal means more than fast connections
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Now that Governor Bill Walker has declared a disaster, new lines of relief funds are available for the next 60 days. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more