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Mt. Edgecumbe pool plans move forward

The new Mt. Edgecumbe aquatic center will be built on the site of this old metal building on the high school campus. Backers need another $10 million to fund the $35-million pool.

Officials have chosen a site for the Mt. Edgecumbe High School aquatic center. Anchorage Architect Brian Meissner visited Sitka recently to update the community on plans. more

Sitka seeks state funding for hydroprojects

The Green Lake Dam, as seen in a 2008 file photo. As water levels begin to drop, the city has renewed its call for Sitkans to conserve electricity. (File photo)

Sitka officials want more state money to help raise the Blue Lake Dam. Hydropower expansion tops a list of about 30 projects targeted for legislative grants or other state funding. more

FASD Awareness Day set for Sunday

Gayle Young is with the Sitka Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Clinic. She says more parents are coming forward to have children evaluated for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, as the shame drops from this syndrome. This Sunday (9-7-12) is International FASD Awareness Day. Young says local professionals will use the coincidence to try and distribute information in churches. more

Thu Sep 6, 2012

18-year-old Vancouver resident suffers minor injuries after bear attack on Mosquito Cove trail. Candidate profile: Christianson sees himself as the centrist mayoral candidate. Sealaska Inc. files formal response to Sheldon Jackson trustees’ claim to Redoubt Falls. “Stand Down” event for vets to be held this weekend at Juneau’s Centennial Hall. more

Sealaska Response to Sheldon Jackson College Redoubt Bay “Color of Title” Claim

Sealaska Response to Sheldon Jackson College Redoubt Bay “Color of Title” Claim

On June 20, 2012, BLM issued an order in Sheldon Jackson College’s (“SJ”) Color of Title Claim setting deadlines for SJ to submit its proof of claim to … more

College trustees push Redoubt ownership claim

Sheldon Jackson College Trustee Heather McCarty, center, speaks at a Monday press conference about claims to the Redoubt Lake area. Trustees Rob Allen, left, and Gary Paxton, right, listen.

Sheldon Jackson College’s Board of Trustees says it’s strengthened its claim to the area around Redoubt Lake. It’s a popular sport and subsistence fishing area, about a 15-mile skiff ride south of Sitka. more

Fast ferries added to online, interactive map

Crew members tie up the fast ferry Fairweather in Sitka earlier this month. The ship and its sister, the Chenega, can now be tracked via an online interactive map.

Alaska Marine Highway System travelers can now track all ferries online. The fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather were added to an interactive map showing ships’ whereabouts and expected arrival times. more

Energy Cents targets home heat, power costs

Home energy improvement supplies and tools.

A new energy-conservation effort is targeting home power and heating costs in more than a dozen Southeast Alaska communities. more

Groups go after invasive weed on Admiralty Island

Angoon Community Association Watershed Crew Leader Calvin Washington looks for invasive black bindweed in Whitewater Bay. Photo courtesy SEACC.

There’s an effort underway to eradicate a Lower 48 weed that’s choking off plant life in part of Southeast Alaska. Three organizations combined forces to pull black bindweed from a beach. more

Stedman: Projects could help region’s economy

Sitka Senator Bert Stedman at a Bipartisan Working Group press conference. Photo courtesy the Bipartisan Working Group.

Sitka Senator Bert Stedman was a key player in this year’s oil-tax and gasline battles. And he managed the capital budget as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

He also focused on projects and issues in his district, which includes Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg. more