Governor Sean Parnell’s recent budget proposal does not include money for any Southeast Alaska hydro project, including Sitka’s Blue Lake project. Garry White, Executive Director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discussed plans to make Sawmill Cove Industrial Park more accessible to larger vessels, and bring in outside dollars. The telecom giant GCI announced plans to buy three television stations in Sitka, Juneau, and Anchorage.
Fri Dec 20, 2013
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