Listen to iFriendly audio.
Departing ferry chief now says he was asked to leave his job. Sitka’s Sen. Bert Stedman will have less influence in new legislature, but will be cautious of knee-jerk politics. Last week’s earthquake triggers slides into two lakes on south Baranof Island, affecting hatchery operations. Sitka schools face $600,000 insurance hike. SE dungeness crabbers report comparable value to last year. Christian radio goes silent in Southeast.
Fri Jan 11, 2012
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
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Now that Governor Bill Walker has declared a disaster, new lines of relief funds are available for the next 60 days. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more