Month: July 2011

Seafood plant reopens following ammonia release

Silver Bay Seafoods is operating again, after an ammonia leak forced the evacuation of its Sitka plant and bunkhouses Thursday evening (7-21-11). Although no one was seriously injured, the number of workers evacuated was higher than previous estimates.

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Sockeye fishing reopened at Sitka's Redoubt Lake

Things are looking up at Sitka’s Redoubt Lake for fishermen – of both the two-legged and four-legged varieties. State and federal fisheries managers have reopened the popular sockeye run to subsistence and sport fishermen (as of 12:01 AM Sat Jul 23). And the local bear population is also benefitting from the recent surge in returns.

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Hames Corp. CEO remains focused on Sitka

A third-generation grocer in Sitka says he’s not going anywhere. Roger Hames, CEO of the Hames Corporation, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (7-20-11) that Sea Mart is here to stay. And while he doesn’t know if a fourth generation will move into management, Hames said his business is definitely not for sale. In fact, he unveiled plans for a major expansion in the coming year.

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