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
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more