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Cindy Gibson, with the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and Greater Sitka Arts Council staff Jeff Budd and Abigail Carney discuss plans for ‘Salmon in the Trees,’ an art installation in Sitka National Historical Park which will be mounted on Wed Jun 19. Artists should submit completed salmon by Jun 15. Blank salmon are $25 at Baranof Island Artists Gallery or Waddell & Reed.
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‘Salmon in the Trees’ links art, biology
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