Dam-failure call was just a test
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The water line broke, but the dam didn’t.
Many Sitkans got a test dam-failure notice on their phones this (Thursday) morning.
Sitka police say it was just a test of their emergency notification system. There was no failure at the Blue Lake Dam.
But they know people were paying attention, after Wednesday afternoon’s water-main break.
And, if you missed it, the water system is close to being back to normal.
In case you missed all the commotion outside of Pacific High School Thursday at lunchtime (8-28-14), it was the Sitka School Board doing its part for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Unlike the Assembly and its fire truck, the School Board opted for ordinary 5-gallon buckets filled with icy water, served up by some Pacific High staff and students. more
Sitkans who saw a truck hauling one of the city’s large, green recycling bins up Jarvis Street to the waste transfer station earlier this summer were not imagining things. The contractor responsible for managing Sitka’s recycling dumped a total of three loads of mixed paper after discovering they had been contaminated by food waste. more