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Performer Roblin Gray Davis and Sitka Fest director Paul Cox talk about this weekend’s presentation of “Enlightenment on E Floor North” (2:30 PM Sat Jun 15, Odess Theater, $10 at the door), which is touring Southeast Alaska with the Strange Attractor Theater Company. Strange Attractor is in residence at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer. Sitka Fest will host 50 events over the next three months.
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
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more