Sitka, Alaska In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Sitka National Historic Park, the Park Service is taking on a series of projects: a new totem pole has been commissioned and the Park Service has spent the week cleaning 17 other totems already on display outside the visitor’s center and along the trails. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.
Sitka totem poles now clean and algae free
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said Walker remains, on social issues, a "conservative Republican." more
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more