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Thanks if you have already pitched in we are just under $20,000! It will take a little help from everyone to get to our $55,000 Fall Drive goal. Have you done your part? Beat the rush of Friday’s One Day Drive and donate now! “Mug” level members get the first chance at Stardust Costume Ball tickets on Thursday, October 10th at the station starting at 9am. Remaining tickets will go on sale at Old Harbor Books on Friday, October 11th. This year’s band is “Smoking Bill” a dance band with a horn section from Seattle. We are currently accepting lip sync acts! Contact Rebecca or Ken at the station.Village_Peop

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As dam rises, Sitka moves to temporary water supply

Sitka environmental superintendent Mark Buggins looks over the temporary filtration  plant at the Indian River. Buggins says August is "not the best time" to drink from the Indian River, but "it is what it is." (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
Sometime in August crews working on the Blue Lake hydro project in Sitka will shut off the old penstock from the dam and connect a new one -- work that will leave the town without its drinking water supply for up to four months. In the meantime, the city is returning to its former water plant on the Indian River, but it’s not a matter of turning a few valves. Because of higher drinking water standards, Sitka has rented a temporary filtration plant -- at a cost of about $1-million per month. more

Restoration program pulls ‘Smokestack’ building from the brink

Sitka Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt and development intern Melissa Campbell discuss the camp's Restoration Internship Program. Twenty-six college students from around the country are working to save the former Sheldon Jackson College laundry, aka "Smokestack Building." Learn more about the Save It or Lose It campaign online. Also, check out a video of the project here. more