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Sitka-based crime novelist John Straley shares insights into his latest work Cold Storage, Alaska, which will hit bookstores on February 4. Learn more about the novel on Straley’s Facebook page. Straley will sign copies in Sitka on Tue Feb 4 at Old Harbor Books. With KCAW’s Melissa Marconi-Wentzel.
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Straley’s ‘Cold Storage’ finds humor, mystery in small-town Alaska
News broke over the weekend that Democratic candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued that the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said that 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