Month: February 2014

Sitka youth need foster parents

Youth Advocates of Sitka are looking for more families to volunteer for their therapeutic foster care program. Executive Director Annette Becker and Program Coordinator Jessica Clarke discuss the details.

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Fri Feb 28, 2014

Representative Sam Kito III, replacing Beth Kertulla, was sworn in Wednesday. A vessel sank during an oil spill response drill. A Ketchikan automotive teacher is retiring. There’s a new infusion suite for chemotherapy patients in Ketchickan.

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Thurs Feb 27, 2014

Sitka’s Blue Lake Dam expansion project will cost more than expected, by several million dollars. A bill sponsored by Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to establish a Walter Soboleff day in Alaska cleared the state House Committee last week. Republican Senator Bert Stedman submitted his own bill aimed that fixing SB21.

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Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Blue Lake

Sitka’s Blue Lake Dam hydro expansion project will cost about $3.6-million more than expected. The total project — not including new backup diesel generators — was originally estimated to cost about $142-million. It is now up to about $145-million, Utility Director Chris Brewton told the Sitka assembly Tuesday night. Brewton later told KCAW that this is the only major cost overrun the project has seen so far.

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Assembly postpones smoking decision – again

The Sitka Assembly once again took up the question of whether children should be prohibited from entering businesses that allow smoking, even during non-smoking events. And, once again, they postponed a decision. For some assembly members, the question came down to finding the right balance between public health and individual freedom

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