Coast Guard helicopter 6031 rescues fourteen members of the crew of HMS Bounty Monday morning (10-29-12) after the replica tall ship succumbed to hurricane Sandy. According to news reports, the ship was attempting to evade the storm when it was overcome — along with much of the eastern seaboard — by the hurricane’s rapid increase in intensity. Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, gets the credit for this level-headed work 90 miles off the coast of Hatteras, in 18-foot seas. Unfortunately, two members of the Bounty’s crew remain missing.
A lift for the crew of HMS Bounty
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