Gov. Parnell wants to find ways to bring natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. University of Alaska lands office offering two timber sales on Mitkoff Island, south of Petersburg. State drafting management plan for newly created Southeast Alaska State Forest. Legislation passes the Alaska House expanding popular tax credit to include herring. Ferry Aurora sailing again.
Tues Mar 18, 2014
After 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet. Walt Dangel, one of the original powerhouse operators at Blue Lake, threw the switches turning off the plant in a small decommissioning ceremony Monday morning (8-18-14). Dangel was assisted by Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior plant operator. The two old turbines produce a combined 6 megawatts of power. They’re being replaced by three new turbines that will produce 16 megawatts. more
Sitka Fellow Rachel Baxter discusses her work as a multimedia artist and printmaker. Baxter will host a free experimental drawing workshop on Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30p.m. The workshop will focus on fumage, the act of drawing with smoke. more