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Hal Spackman and Haley Chambers, with the Sitka Historical Society, and Rebecca Poulson, with the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, talk about about a joint presentation on the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, 6:30 Thursday March 27 in Harrigan Centennial Hall.
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Great quake to be commemorated in Sitka event
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more
The Coast Guard has determined the source of a large diesel spill that spread from Sitka Sound into ANB harbor yesterday morning (08-31-15). The source was a commercial vessel south of ANB Harbor, Since the spill wasn’t reported for several hours, the size could have been anywhere from 50 gallons to 300 gallons. That made clean-up difficult. more