The Sitka Assembly voted down a proposed electric rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night. But that doesn’t mean rates aren’t going up. The real question isn’t whether rates will rise, but by how much. And city staff have found some creative ways to soften the impact.
Sitka marked a major milestone on Monday: construction on the Blue Lake dam is done. Contractors poured the final layer of concrete onto the top of the dam, which now rises 83 feet above its original level.