SHS Swimming, MEHS Volleyball dominate early season
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Sitka High swimmers Evan McArthur (so.) and Ava Parrish (fr.), and coach Robby Jarvill (with baby Olivia Rose), discuss the prospects for the swim season, after winning their first two meets in Juneau and Petersburg. Mt. Edgecumbe volleyball player Deenaalee Hodgdon (jr.-Fairbanks) and athletic director Andrew Friske discuss the Lady Braves’ home-and-home wins over Sitka last weekend, and matches this weekend against Eielson and Grace Christian.
Game times are at 4:45 PM/7 PM Thu and Fri (Sep 13 and 14) and 3 PM/6 PM Sat (Sep 15) at BOTH Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe.
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more