Last week's meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission in Vancouver, British Columbia set the total halibut quota at 54.1 million pounds. In Southeast Alaska the cut is not quite as much as was expected, but still down by 19%.Read More
Month: January 2009
Southeast Alaska residents may recognize some of the fast ferries involved in rescuing passengers of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash landed onto the Hudson River in New York yesterday. (1-15-09) Allen Marine of Sitka is the manufacturer of nineteen boats that are now owned and operated by New York Waterways.Read More
The Sitka city administrator has the go ahead from the Sitka Assembly to continue to negotiate a lease with Pacific Tower Properties for the Hames Wellness Center and the SJ Redevelopment Task Force will get $150,000 in grant money from the economic development fund once there is a commitment that the core campus of SJ will be conveyed to another entity.Read More
Only one resolution failed to pass at last night’s (1-13-08) Sitka City and Borough Assembly meeting, but it didn’t completely die. Whether or not to certify termination of the TAB bulk water lease contract, was tabled until the next assembly meeting, but not before it garnered serious discussion.Read More
The collapse of the market for recycled materials late last year has lowered income for the Sitka recycling program, but has not made recycling any more expensive than handling regular trash.
Local officials want to maintain the growing recycling program in its current form until the global commodities market rebounds.