Hopes were dashed this week that the Blue Lake Hydro project would come online weeks ahead of schedule. Utility director Chris Brewton delivered the news that one of the step-up transformers -- which convert the 12,000 volts produced by the hydroelectric turbines to 69,000 volts for transmission into town -- is defective.
Sitka’s military past brushed elbows with present day security last Friday (10-10-14). At 11am, a TSA official called the police to report there was a man with a gun in the airport. but it wasn’t just any type of gun.
Shoshauna Schmidt of Brave Heart Volunteers joined Somer Dunn, an audiologist at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), to talk about how hearing loss impacts the experience of dementia.
It was an evening of farewells and greetings in Sitka’s assembly chambers Tuesday night, as the reins of local government were transferred to the winners of last week’s municipal elections. It was also an occasion to greet newly-arrived permanent city hires, and welcome some enthusiastic, temporary residents.
The first same-sex couple to head to Sitka's courthouse on Monday following the reversal of Alaska's 16-year long ban on gay marriage didn't have to bother. The judge ordered Alaska to recognize Heidi and Karla Horner Raffaele's legal marriage in California.
Coach Michael Mahoney and players Kathy Holly (Nome '15) and Martha Kasayulie (Kolignaek '16) talk about their stellar season. They are 10-1 in both conference and out of conference play, and recently garnered first place at the Juno Jive tournament this past weekend.
A Sealaska subsidiary has closed its office in Kake, laying off three people. That's because Colorado-based Managed Business Solutions lost a large contract.
There are still a few Stardust Ball tickets for sale at Old Harbor Books. Tickets are $35. You must be 21 or older to attend and IDs are required. This event is a fundraiser for Raven Radio.
Mim McConnell solidified her lead in the mayor’s race -- but other than that there were no changes in the outcome of Sitka’s municipal elections following the counting of absentee ballots Friday afternoon (10-10-14).
Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Republican Steven Samuelson took questions from constituents during a live call-in forum last night [10-10-14] at KFSK in Petersburg.