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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Sitka tonight (7 PM Fri 2-15-13, Sitka Performing Arts Center, advance tickets $15/$10 at Old Harbor Books, or at the door). Organizers discuss some of the dozen films in the tour, including one made by a pair of Australians who skiied across Antarctica. This year’s festival benefits Southeast Alaska Independent Living’s outdoor recreation program.
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Banff Festival features ‘Crossing the Ice’
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