As the city continues to cope with the aftermath of last week’s landslides, Sitka's emergency responders had one key message on Thursday: take care of yourself, and make sure to ask for help if you need it.
City crews continued to focus Thursday on removing debris from the Kramer Avenue landslide site, working on a cleanup that officials estimate could take a month or more.
The saga of Sitka’s Convention and Visitors Bureau continued Tuesday night, as the assembly moved one step closer to fully dissolving the bureau and hiring an outside contractor to do its work -- likely the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.
The Sitka Assembly received an update on last week’s diesel spill at the city’s Jarvis Street Power Plant.
At the first meeting of the Sitka Assembly since last week’s landslides, city officials spoke emotionally about the loss of three local men -- and said they had been overwhelmed by the response of city staff, volunteers, and ordinary citizens.
Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau director Tonia Rioux withdrew her name from the race Friday. She says a combination of events in the last week means she needs to focus on her family.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacked a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Baranof Island on Monday (8-24-15).
Search teams in Sitka were racing the clock today, as they worked to find the third victim of Tuesday’s landslide before a new storm arrives tonight. Heavy rain and wind is forecast this weekend, which officials worry will make it unsafe for crews to work.
Search crews have recovered two bodies from the Kramer Avenue landslide in Sitka. One man remains missing but crews are focused on an area identified by search dogs. Officials hope to recover all three bodies before heavy rain predicted Friday.
Gov. Bill Walker was in Sitka today to assess the damage from Tuesday's landslides. He also met with the families of three men who are missing and presumed dead. The search for those three men was proceeding slowly, hampered by fears of further landslides.