Hikers Brant Brantman and Brian McNitt (and dog Kel) watch work on the Blue Lake Dam project Wednesday afternoon (2-6-13) from the east side of the gorge. On the other side, a pair of trackhoes prepares a site for a construction crane. The $140-million project will raise the dam 83-feet. Brantman and McNitt report feeling a touch of vertigo just standing this close to the edge of the gorge. It’s a good thing the trackhoe drivers are sitting down!
This month, Elena Gustafson, youth development specialist at Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), will visit second through fifth grade classrooms to deliver safety presentations. She discussed how these presentations might empower students and help prevent child abuse. more
The Sitka Assembly unanimously approved the latest design for the expansion of Kettleson Memorial Library, at their regular meeting on Tuesday night. more