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Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Jackie Fernandez discusses the start of summer hours, and “Slow Art Day” this Saturday, April 27, 1-3 PM (free to public). Visitors will be encouraged to get hands-on as “Curators in Training.” The Native Artist residency program begins on May 9. For more information about all the new programs visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum online or visit the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Facebook page.
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‘Slow Art Day’ this Saturday at the SJ Museum
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