Monthly Archives: October 2011

Homeowner: Solar panels a worthwhile experiment

Contractor Jamal Floate prepares the roof for installation of the solar panels, on an autumn day in 2010. (Photo: Ed Ronco)Even if they haven't been prolific or profitable, Michelle Putz says having solar panels on her Sitka home has still been worthwhile.

Stellar Stardust

Thanks to EVERYONE who made the Stardust Ball a fun, creative, and rockin' good time! Photos courtesy of Megan Pasternak.

Update on the Governor’s domestic violence initiative

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Jean Seaton, Assistant District Attorney in Sitka, discusses progress in the Governor’s domestic violence initiative.more

Mon Oct 31, 2011

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Biologists track scary fish virus found in British Columbia; Tenakee students connect water quality and salmon habitat; 9th Circuit Court allows Logjam sale to proceed.… more

On the way

In Wrangell, master carver Wayne Price prepares to board the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple which is taking two red cedar trees to Sitka for a memorial totem pole Price is working on. (Photo: Charlotte Duren)In Wrangell, master carver Wayne Price prepares to board the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple which is taking two red cedar trees to Sitka for a memorial totem pole Price is working on.

Tenakee students wade into science

Students in the Tenakee stream team, with U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Robert Miller (right). (Photo: Scott Harris/SCS)Teachers at Tenakee School hope that a new way of learning science will better connect their students to what amounts to a giant outdoor laboratory surrounding their school.

Wild Foods Potluck

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Spencer Severson, Ellen Frankenstein, Adam Andis, Sitka Conservation Society Wild Foods Potluck, 6PM Wed Nov 2 at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Please bring your dish at 5:30. For more information visit www.sitkawild.org.more

Fri Oct 28, 2011

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NW fish cops need more resources to fight mislabeling; Juneau artist, author Jeff Brown wins Lifetime Achievement award; Petersburg, Juneau have “productive” discussion in borough land dispute.… more

Hoonah to top Sitka in cruise visits next summer

ship_smFor the first time ever next summer, Hoonah will have more cruise ship visitors than Sitka. Fred Reeder, with the Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (10-26-11), that the Icy Straits Point cruise destination was reaping the benefits of sustained marketing, at the expense of Sitka.

Counting critters

Students from Tenakee School count bugs as part of new science curriculum from Sitka Schools, the Sitka Conservation Society and the U.S. Forest Service. The students took bug samples from the Indian River, a short hike east of Tenakee Springs. (Photo: Scott Harris/SCS)Students from Tenakee School count bugs as part of new science curriculum.