A rainy day did nothing to dampen spirits on Friday, as crowds lined Lincoln Street for the Alaska Day parade, and later climbed Castle Hill to reenact the 1867 transfer ceremony that made Alaska a United State territory. Raven Radio was there, and caught some of the action for this photo slideshow.
Wet Alaska Day does nothing to dampen spirits
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said Walker remains, on social issues, a "conservative Republican." more
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more