Sitka’s “Alaskan Nutcracker”
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Photos by Berett Wilber, KCAW.
Sitka’s “Alaskan Nutcracker” is staged every other year. Over 75 performers dance in this season’s production, which plays this weekend (Dec 2 – 4) in the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Over 600 volunteer hours have been spent on costuming alone. Among the highlights – a “Rat Queen” and XTRATUF tap shoes!
The contenders to represent Sitka and its neighboring communities in the Alaska legislature met in a forum this week (10-17-16) at Sitka High School. The issues ranged far beyond the state's budget crisis. more
The Green Lake Hydro plant was shut down late Monday night (10-17-16) after a hydraulic ram failed. The 16.5 MW (megawatt) plant works in tandem with the Blue Lake Power plant to provide hydropower to Sitka. more