A research partnership has been awarded $2.1 million to study landslide prediction in Sitka. The 3-year “Smart and Connected Communities” grant comes from the National Science Foundation, with the goal of using relatively inexpensive sensor technology -- and existing social networks -- to create a realtime warning system in Sitka and other communities at risk of slides.
The landslide that struck Sitka in August of last year was not the worst disaster to befall a community, but the impacts still echo. Kramer Avenue is less than a mile from downtown. Here's the experience of property owners who live beneath the slide.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Dec 23, 2014 | Local News
The Sitka Assembly last night (12-23-14) formally accepted the resignation of fellow member Phyllis Hackett. Hackett submitted a letter to the municipal clerk on December 19, citing personal matters that left her “unable to devote the attention and dedication my position on the Assembly deserves.”
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Oct 14, 2014 | Local News
It was an evening of farewells and greetings in Sitka’s assembly chambers Tuesday night, as the reins of local government were transferred to the winners of last week’s municipal elections. It was also an occasion to greet newly-arrived permanent city hires, and welcome some enthusiastic, temporary residents.