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Board of Game approves changes to wounding loss for brown bears. Board closes Zarembo Island to elk hunting to allow transplanted herd to rebound. Pierson tells Sitka Chamber: Business and government must work together to grow economy. Reuben Yost appointed to serve part-time as Deputy Commissioner of Marine Transportation. Mandatory dockside fishing vessel safety checks postponed.
Thu Jan 17, 2013
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