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Coach Archie Young and Mt. Edgecumbe Braves basketball players Vance Gregory (Galena) and Leo Ford (Hooper Bay) say they’re working on team quickness to counterbalance their size disadvantage in the last three weeks of the regular season. Sitka Lady Wolves players Sophie Mudry (jr.) and Kendall Phippen (jr.) say they’re trying to stay healthy as the team heads out on its last road trip before the regional tourney.
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Braves, Lady Wolves basketball focused on regionals
State planners still see a road across Baranof Island as an important part of transportation infrastructure -- though it may take decades to become reality. The Department of Transportation held an open house and informational meeting in Sitka this week (8-20-14) on the latest draft of the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. And while maintaining and refurbishing the ferry system is high on the list of priorities for the region, major road construction -- both in Juneau and in Sitka -- remains on the books. more
Sitka drivers frustrated by poor road conditions on Halibut Point Road during this summer’s paving project can take heart: It’s going to get better. Al Clough, the Southeast Regional director for the Department of Transportation says that while heavy rains have been a setback, the road will be done -- or a driveable temporary surface in place -- by the end of the paving season a month from now. more