An award-winning film premiering on PBS tonight (6-19-17) has an Alaska connection. Real Boy is the story of a transgender youth launching a career as a musician in the Bay Area of California. The film was directed by Shaleece Haas, a former news intern at KCAW in Sitka.
There will be one last voyage for the Powhatan. The 81-foot tugboat sank at its dock in Sitka’s Starrigavan Bay in April. This week (6-12-17) salvage crews raised the Powhatan and placed it aboard a barge for a ride south to a Seattle scrap yard.
The state is currently mapping the potential risk for landslides in Sitka. Whether the Sitka Assembly adopts the maps or not, city staff wanted to be prepared for how the information could affect property development.