Listen now: Historic Sitka in Stories
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If you missed the broadcast of the Potluck on June 23rd, or would like to hear it again, lifelong Sitkan Willis Osbakken tells stories of mid-20th Century Sitka. He talks about the sawmill, the Crescent (beach, current location of Crescent Harbor), bootlegging and the brewery that was almost on Sheldon Jackson Campus.
You can now hear the full audio again here!
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UPDATE 10:47 AM FRI JUL 25, 2014
An early morning earthquake today is causing widespread communications problems in Southeast Alaska. Both Alaska Communications and AT&T wireless and internet services were affected. A recorded message on ACS’s customer services line says the outage is affecting some customers in Southeast. “This is our highest priority and we are working to restore service as quickly as possible,” the message said. ACS spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship says crews are still working to determine which networks were affected by the quake. An AT&T representative could not be reached for comment. Revised figures from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9. It struck about 97 miles west of Juneau at a depth of about 6 miles. It was followed by several aftershocks. The largest was magnitude 5.7. more