Month: December 2012

Kayaker killed in accidental shooting

A Sitka woman was killed Sunday morning when her rifle accidentally discharged. 31-year old Amber Peterson was kayaking over the weekend with her brother, en route from Sitka to Goddard Hot Springs, when they ducked into Samsing Cove on Saturday to wait out the weather.

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A look back at 2012: Two (young) men and a baby, and a flying dog

The fate of the lone survivor of a Coast Guard helicopter crash, an improbable legislative win by a not-quite-graduated college student, and a visit from a remarkable 18-year old who began her life abandoned in a harbor restroom were among the top stories in Sitka in 2012. “Cannondog” Nanuck (pictured above) was among our favorite images.

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Man medevacked in tree-felling accident

A man sustained multiple injuries after a tree fell on him north of Sitka on Friday morning (12-28-12). The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine bulletin around 11:30 AM on VHF radio channel 16, asking passing vessels to investigate a mayday call from a woman who reported that her husband was seriously injured on the beach.

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Holiday lights

Sitka’s Cable House, home of Raven Radio, reflects the glow of passing traffic in this timed-exposure taken on December 26 by photographer Dan Evans. The beautiful sunset capped nearly a week of gorgeous holiday weather.

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Fri Dec 28, 2012

With no holiday quorum (12-26-12), assembly agenda moves to Jan 8. The Boat Company files lawsuit over federal fisheries observer program. SE Year in Review: Redistricting, elections alter composition of legislature. Agencies coordinating Kake access project on different timetables?

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