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Sitka Film Society director Shannon Haugland and local filmmaker Van Hanson discuss this year’s 48-Hour Film Festival. Filmmakers will have 2 days to write, produce, direct, and screen their work. Participants can sign up this Friday, 5-7 PM at 713 Sawmill Creek Road, and return their finished product on Sunday.
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48-Hour Film Festival a creative sprint
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