Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sitka painting restored, 130 years later

Sitka’s historical museum is preparing to display a new painting. Or, rather, an old painting. It’s about 130 years old, was donated to the museum some time in 1984, and then sat in storage until last year.

Boat aids in extinguishing fire near Tenakee

Tenakee Springs deployed its 2-year-old fire and rescue boat last week, to put out a small fire in the forest near Pavlov Harbor.

Audio Postcard: Saying Farewell to USCG 6017

Over 1,000 mourners attended the Coast Guard Memorial Service for the three crewmen who died aboard CG 6017. KCAW's Lily Mihalik attended the ceremony in the hangar at Air Station Sitka, and sent this audio postcard.

Memorial mourns lost USCG crew

The Coast Guard is a family. That was the prevailing sentiment at a memorial service held yesterday afternoon in Sitka for Lieutenant Sean Krueger, Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Hoke and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brett Banks.

SEDA, SCS unite to create "sustainable capital flow"

Two Sitka organizations have teamed up to foster sustainable economic opportunities in the community. They’ve jointly hired an intern to explore ways entrepreneurs can tap into money and expertise in the changing economy of the Tongass.

Vigil, memorials planned as CG crash investigated

A candlelight vigil is planned in Sitka tonight to honor the Coast Guard crew killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of La Push, Washington. There’s no official gathering place, but the City of Sitka and the Sitka Chamber of Commerce are inviting people to light a candle at 11 p.m. tonight from wherever they happen to be at that time. Meanwhile, investigation and salvage efforts continue at the crash site.

Forest Service moves towards more sustainable trails

Barth Hamberg’s trails are known for their scenic meanderings, natural contours and forward-thinking sustainability. The Forest Service landscape architect is known throughout Alaska, and he says his work represents a new way of thinking about trail building as a window into the natural world.

Lost Sitka crew members remembered by colleagues

The U.S. Coast Guard has released the names of the Sitka crew members aboard a helicopter that went down in the waters off La Push, Wash., yesterday.

3 Sitka crew killed in WA Coast Guard crash; 1 hurt

Three people from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka died Wednesday (7-7-10) after their helicopter crashed in waters off Washington. A fourth was injured.

Salmon fry lost in 2 weekend accidents

More than a million salmon fry died over the weekend in two separate accidents at Sitka hatcheries. In one case, a closed valve stopped water flow through a raceway. In the other, a clogged intake and a faulty alarm are to blame.