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Tenth case of the coronavirus reported in Yakutat

The individual took a test on Monday (10-19-20) and received a positive test result Thursday (10-22-20). The person does not appear to be connected to another individual who tested positive last week.

Assembly considers options for haulout project

With no federal or state funding available to support the project, plans for a new marine haulout in Sitka have come to a standstill. The Sitka Assembly this week (10-13-20) went back to the drawing board to look for new ideas to develop a haulout, which is considered vital to Sitka’s maritime industries.

Alaska Marine Highway accepting bids for fleet’s ‘fast ferries’

The state is accepting offers for the fast ferries Fairweather and Chenega which it's paying more than a half million dollars a year to tie up in Ward Cove. The bids will be unsealed at the agency's Juneau headquarters on December 15.

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Sitka Whalefest goes virtual this year

The pandemic has forced many event organizers to get creative this year, and Sitka's Whalefest is no exception. The science symposium will hold all of its events online from Nov. 5-7.

Forest Service wraps up its covid summer in Sitka

District Ranger Perry Edwards describes some of the work accomplished this summer: Cabin maintenance district-wide, hardening the Shelikov Beach trail, replacing the stove at the Fred's Creek shelter, and planning the realignment of the Gavan Hill trail.

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