by Cameron Clark, KCAW | Jul 10, 2017 | Local News
Residents on the 3000 block of Halibut Point Road briefly lost power on Saturday morning (7-10-17). Homeowners quickly reported the problem to police and the Electrical Department was notified.
A storm this weekend briefly knocked out power to Sitka on Sunday - twice (01-15-17). Utility Director Bryan Bertacchi said both outages were caused by old equipment which “failed during the stress of the storm event.”
Bryan J. Bertacchi is the new director of the Electrical Department for Sitka. Bertacchi arrived in Sitka last Tuesday (08-11-15) and got to work almost immediately, observing the clean-up of this week's diesel spill outside the Jarvis Street Power Plant and recovery work at the Kramer Avenue landslide. Bertacchi replaces Chris Brewton, who served as Director for six and a half years. Dale Groener stepped in as interim director. Bertacchi also reflects on Sitka's response to this week's landslides. Downloadable audio.Read More