Fri May 9, 2014

Trial of former Sitka school administrator to begin next week. Dauenhauers teach rangers how to teach visitors about Sitka’s history. Wrangel Salmon Derby opens Saturday, the first of many derbies this summer.


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As election nears, District 35 candidates go on offense

Finkenbinder (l.), a Republican, argued that her position in the majority would give her influence. Kreiss-Tomkins, the Democratic incumbent, suggested that the math this election might put him in the majority. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
With a little less than two weeks to go, the candidates to represent Sitka and Petersburg in the Alaska House of Representatives have sharpened the language they’re using to distinguish themselves for voters. more

Blue Lake powers Sitka, while Green Lake awaits repair

Utility director Chris Brewton says he would have "bet his paycheck" that there would have been more outages like today's during the commissioning of the Blue Lake turbines. Instead, he expects to do more fine-tuning over time. (Blue Lake Expansion Project photo)
While the Green Lake power station remains closed, all of Sitka’s energy needs are being met by the Blue Lake Dam. Utility Director Bryan Bertacchi updated the Sitka Assembly on the town’s power situation during its regular meeting this week (10-25-16). The Green Lake plant was shut down on October 17th, when an intake gate failed during a routine inspection. more