26 interns are currently putting a new roof on the Sheldon Jackson Campus’ historic Laundry Building, the first phase of a project to eventually turn the ruined building into a community cafe and art gallery. Crew Leader Larry Jackson and interns Stephanie Gilardi and Lisa Huang, members of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp’s Historic Renovation Program, visit the KCAW studio to talk about the program that brings young people to Sitka to help with renovation projects on the campus. The effort to revitalize the Laundry Building – the last building on the campus in need of restoration – is called the Save It or Lose It campaign.
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Reviving the Laundry Building
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Now that Governor Bill Walker has declared a disaster, new lines of relief funds are available for the next 60 days. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more