A nearly-half-million-dollar grant will speed restoration of Alaska’s oldest Haida longhouse. Curbside recycling is starting to get a toehold in Southeast Alaska, starting with Petersburg. The Sitka School Board has a cautious approach to building next year’s budget: assume that Sitka Schools will have about 20 fewer students. Large parts of Sitka lost power Thursday night after an operator technician at Blue Lake Hydro plant bumped his ladder against a control panel.
Fri Jan 10, 2014
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more