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
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