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Faced with a higher tab than expected, the Sitka assembly to decide tonight how to proceed with Blue Lake Hydro project. Ordinance revising voters’ authority over municipal land sales to be heard on first reading. Candidate profile: Michelle Putz on green advocacy and strategic thinking. Norvirus strikes two ships on late-season cruises.
Tue Sep 11, 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