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New SEARHC CEO pleads no contest to Disorderly Conduct charge. Changes to Sitka’s sales tax code advance to third reading. Community nonprofits, other organizations line up to oppose Harrigan fee hike. State Board of Fisheries approves a subsistence-only herring area near Sitka. 2A basketball tournament this week a good fix for Sitka sports fans.
Wed Feb 29, 2012
After 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet. Walt Dangel, one of the original powerhouse operators at Blue Lake, threw the switches turning off the plant in a small decommissioning ceremony Monday morning (8-18-14). Dangel was assisted by Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior plant operator. The two old turbines produce a combined 6 megawatts of power. They’re being replaced by three new turbines that will produce 16 megawatts. more
Sitka Fellow Rachel Baxter discusses her work as a multimedia artist and printmaker. Baxter will host a free experimental drawing workshop on Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30p.m. The workshop will focus on fumage, the act of drawing with smoke. more