It’s the 10th Anniversary of Encounters!
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Encounters is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary! In addition to new shows, we’ll be airing some classics. You can help choose which shows to rebroadcast by going to http://encountersnorth.org/survey.htm to vote for your favorites.
“Here’s a recent photo of a Humpback Whale not far from Sitka. No matter how many times I see and hear these animals, and no matter how close or far away they are, it’s always a big thrill and a reminder of how privileged we are to have so much wildness around us in Alaska. – Nels”
Encounters airs on Sundays at 10:30 am.
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
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Now that Governor Bill Walker has declared a disaster, new lines of relief funds are available for the next 60 days.
Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more