Raven Radio has had four General Managers in 30 years. Rich McClear was the very first and recently sat at his old desk. He wasn’t just enjoying the view of Sitka Channel though, he was editing a news story. Rich has been volunteering in the News Department for the last several weeks, filing stories from the ATIA conference among others. See his latest story on how the Sawmill Creek Road project came to pass here. Thanks Rich!
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more