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Thu May 23, 2013


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Monsanto responds to planned protest by Sitka runners. Area legislators react to Repeal SB21 Initiative. Ice jam breaks loose near Ft. Yukon. Ketchikan breaks record for largest rain boot race.

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Former Cirque du Soleil performer a guest at this weekend’s circus

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Frances Donohoe shared stories and plans for this weekend's (05-10-15) premier performance of Cirque du Pluie, a collaboration by the Sitka Silkies and Youth Gymnastics. Former Cirque du Soleil aerialist Cheetah Platt will be performing and teaching classes in aerial silks, acrobalance, and conditioning, Thursday (05-07-15) through Sunday (05-10-15). Downloadable audio. more

Assembly chooses lower rate hike and Sitka gets creative to pay for its dam

“One of the dangers there, as oil prices continue to go up, is that people will start to shift over to electricity, and all that additional capacity that you’ve gained by raising the dam will just go into existing inefficient buildings, or into new inefficient buildings," says Jon Heller. (Blue Lake Expansion photo/Desiree Brandis)
After a month of discussion, the Sitka Assembly settled on a modest electric rate increase. Residential rates will go up by about 6% in the coming year, to pay for the Blue Lake dam. And when it comes to figuring out how a town of 9,000 pays off a $150-million hydroelectric project, city staff are getting creative. more