Grace under pressure
The high school session of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp is preparing for final performances this week. As camp counselor and photographer Berett Wilber writes, “Lizzie June is probably preparing more gracefully than most of us.” Final performances are 7 PM Thu-Sat in the Sitka Performing Arts Center and free to the public. For a complete schedule see the camp’s latest newsletter.
By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more