Several dozen high school and middle school youth spent the past week attending the 25th annual Culture Camp in the Organized Village of Kake. Over the week, participants did traditional food gathering and processing and learned crafts like cedar weaving. The camp is focused on building community and improving public health for residents of Kake.
By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more