Kotzebue resident and recent Mt. Edgecumbe High School graduate Teressa Baldwin (center) is congratulated by NY Giants quarterback and 2012 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning (l) on winning a Prudential Spirit of Community Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC on Sunday (5-6-12). Baldwin and Keefer Brown, of Wasilla (r) were Alaska’s honorees: Baldwin, for starting a nonprofit to combat teen suicide, and Brown, for fundraising work to rehabilitate seals at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. In addition to the all-expense paid trip to DC and face time with a sports superstar, Baldwin and Brown each took home $1,000.
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said Walker remains, on social issues, a "conservative Republican." more
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