Students from Blatchley Middle School spent Feb. 24 learning cold water and wilderness safety from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and a host of community volunteers. You can hear the full story this coming Friday during “AK” on Alaska News Nightly. Alaska News Nightly airs at 6:06 p.m. on Raven Radio. Find the program online at alaskapublic.org/aprn.
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