Revamping the Crescent Harbor playground
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Playground Steering Committee members Kay Turner and Robert Hattle detail the latest developments in the drive to upgrade the Crescent Harbor playground. Community members want to make the whole area more accessible and sustainable, a goal stemming from the 2011 Sitka Health Care Summit. Those interested in joining the effort can contact Kay Turner at 747-5388 or email@example.com, or Robert Hattle at 738-2230. The steering committee is holding a public meeting and open house 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Centennial Hall.
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more