The Greater Sitka Arts Council’s Jeff Budd discusses the ongoing events for Arti-Gras, including the Art Walk taking place the evening of Friday, March 14, 2014, from 5-9 p.m. Downtown stores will be open late, and will feature work by local artists. The University of Alaska Southeast will also participate, with an exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
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Arti-Gras continues with Friday Art Walk
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said 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