Steve Ramp, of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Sitka, discusses the free dockside exam program for commercial fishing vessels. Ramp says the voluntary program gives fishermen a “second set of eyes” to look over their equipment, verify it meets federal requirements, and check that it’s in good condition. For more information, call 966-5620.
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USCG dockside exams offer “second set of eyes”
A Sitka-based seafood processor has cleared the first hurdle toward a major expansion -- in its hometown. The board of Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Wednesday (12-17-14) approved the sale of a significant portion of park waterfront to Silver Bay Seafoods. Plans for a joint venture in a marine services center remain on hold for the time being. more
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School. Downloadable audio. more