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ANB Harbor replacement moves forward

Work began on Sitka’s ANB Harbor in November. The $7.7 million project will demolish the existing structures and replace them with new floats and pilings by early spring. But a small invader in the harbor has added a wrinkle to the usual process.

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Looking back: The top Sitka headlines in 2011

The rebirth of a campus. The loss of prominent members of the community. And persistent questions about everything from the aftermath of a 2010 tragedy to how we use our natural resources. Those were some of the things that made news this year. Raven News takes a look back at 2011.

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Fri Dec 30, 2011

2011 in review: Charges against CG survivor; electrical shortages; the restoration of Sheldon Jackson's campus; remembering Grussendorf, Eliason and Bailey; new totem pole at SNHP; Falvey a highliner of the year; Sealaska's Redoubt selection; tsunami warnings, earthquakes, blowdown and D.Vex.

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ANB rebuild, marine invasives in Gov’s budget for Sitka

Sitka will be able to rebuild its oldest harbor, if the budget introduced by Governor Sean Parnell today (Thursday 12-15-11) passes in its current form. Local Fish & Game authorities would also have more resources to fight a marine invasive that has taken up residence near Japonski Island.

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Looking for solutions to Sitka's sea squirt invasion

Researchers from several state and national organizations have stepped up their efforts to contain an invasive sea squirt that has colonized Sitka’s Whiting Harbor. “D-vex,” as the organism is commonly called, coats both the sea floor and man-made structures in a thick mat that is inhospitable to any life caught below it. An oyster farm in Whiting has been particularly hard hit.

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ADF&G shapes plans to eradicate invasive tunicate

An invasive marine organism that has already blanketed hundreds of square miles of sea floor off the coast of New England has been found in Alaska – in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor. Fish & Game has organized a rapid response team to determine the extent of the infestation Didemnum vexillum in Sitka. Officials held a public meeting Monday night (11-8-10) to share what they’ve learned so far about the organism, and how they hope to contain it.

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Invasive sea squirt subject of Sitka meeting

State officials say an invasive species of sea squirt has been found in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor. The small invertebrate is called a “tunicate.” It was discovered for the first time in Alaska when volunteers and scientists conducted a "BioBlitz" in Sitka last June. Test results came back in August confirming the tunicates as a species not native to Sitka Sound. A public meeting Monday night at 6:30 at Harrigan Centennial Hall aims to explain how serious the threat is, and why Sitkans should be paying attention.

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