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.
Among all the expertise imported by Sitka to aid in the recovery operation at the Kramer Avenue slide, one man finds this disaster hits very close to home.
Search crews have recovered the final victim of the August 18 Sitka landslide. The body of 62-year-old William Stortz was found Tuesday afternoon (8-25-15) at about 4:15.
An unexpected break in the weather allowed searchers to resume their work on the Kramer Avenue landslide in Sitka on Monday (8-24-15).
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 man died in Sitka over the weekend, after attempting to swim across Sitka Channel. According to a friend he had been in the water for at least 30 minutes before help was summoned.
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).
Some conservationists want President Obama’s climate change agenda to include Southeast Alaska’s rain forest.
The City of Sitka has officially declared a Disaster Emergency, following the August 18 storm with brought seven landslides down in the community, and killed three people.