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Mon Oct 28, 2013


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Public comment period on KSM Mine closed, but opponents pledge to fight on. Two Sitkans treated for paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating Starrigavan clams. Sitka short-listed for “Roadmaps to Health” prize. Samson Tug & Barge to take over Northland Services beginning Nov. 8. Ketchikan airport named one of the world’s most thrilling?

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Sitka lab issues shellfish advisory across Southeast

The STA Environmental Research Lab believes that the toxins detected in butter clams at Starrigavan this week may be residual from last summer. A new bloom of alexandrium, which produces the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin, was recently observed in the area. (Flickr photo/Walter Lin)
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A force awakens: Sitka High ’16 graduates

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In a packed gym of beaming family and friends, seventy students became alumni of Sitka High School. Speeches were given. Selfies were taken. And while students and staff reflected on the journey ahead, many paid homage to their Sitka roots. more