Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wed Jun 26, 2013

Assembly kills street closure experiment; recommends more planning for next year. Redistricting board proposes seven new legislative maps. Petersburg and Juneau contest new borough boundaries. more

Middle-school campers ready to perform

Fine Arts Camp instructors Kamili Feelings (playwright/clowning) and Tully McLoughlin (partner acrobatics/juggling) talk about the development of their middle school students over the past two weeks, and outline the schedule for final performances this Thursday and Friday (all performances 7 PM at the Sitka Performing Arts Center, except Visual Arts 1-4 PM Fri Jun 28 at SJ Fine Arts Campus). more

Tue Jun 25, 2013

Man medevacked following ammonia leak at SSS dock. Sawmill Cove board backs feasibility study for marine services center. Juneau celebrates Gold Rush Days. more

Man medevacked after Sitka ammonia leak

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A man was medevacked from Sitka to Seattle on Monday after sustaining injuries in an ammonia leak aboard a processing vessel. The boat was tied to the dock at Sitka Sound Seafoods at the time, causing the evacuation of more than 150 employees at the seafood processor, and a voluntary evacuation from the rest Sitka’s waterfront. more

Sawmill Cove board backs marine services study

The Sawmill Cove board of directors wants to spend some unused transportation funding on a feasibility study for a marine services center. Garry White, Sawmill Cove executive director, says the city has about $460,000 in federal transportation money available to spend at the park, but a shortage of qualified projects — like sidewalks — to spend it on. White says a marine services center feasibility study is eligible for funding. more

Ammonia leak contained near Sitka processor

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A man was medevacked from Sitka after an ammonia leak aboard the Eigil B, an 86-foot vessel tied up in Sitka. The leak also resulted in an evacuation at Sitka Sound Seafoods and some surrounding buildings. The Eigil B was towed to deeper water to allow the hazardous gas to dissipate. more

Mon Jun 24, 2013

ATV accident claims the life of Sitka 17-year-old. DOT releases options for Gravina access in Ketchikan. Reubens Quartet brings modern composers to the fore. Skagway Customs and Border Protection reconsiders new rules for boats. more

Paddles return to Yakutat, inspire teens to make their own

Carver Doug Chilton holds a lost canoe paddle that was chewed on by a bear before it could be recovered. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.

Remember the Southeast Alaska Native paddlers who lost their canoes on a recent journey through Southeast? Some of the lost paddles had a homecoming of sorts a few weeks ago in Yakutat. more

Sitka teen remembered for positive impact

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Friends are remembering 17-year-old Paulette James as a positive force and a model of resiliency. The Pacific High School student died Thursday in an accident on Prince of Wales Island. more

Netherlands quartet perform music of the sea

The Rubens Quartet performing at the Larkspur Cafe. (KCAW photo by Erik Neumann)

The Rubens Quartet is the latest group of visiting musicians for the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Along with well-known names like Bach and Mozart, the Rubens Quartet is known for playing pieces by modern composers. This weekend, they’re performing Visions

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