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Mass die offs of Sitka sea stars reported

Mass die offs of Sitka sea stars reportedA trip to the coast usually means you’re going to see sea stars, but a mysterious disease is killing them along the West Coast.

UAS Chancellor Pugh to retire in May

UAS Chancellor Pugh to retire in MayUniversity of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh will retire in May. He announced his retirement Monday.

Is someone poisoning Sitka bears?

Is someone poisoning Sitka bears?Someone appears to be poisoning bears near Sitka’s Sawmill Creek Road. A young male found dead last week may be the latest victim.

Coast Guard rescues two people after rough landing near Gustavus

The Cessna 180 nosed over in the Endicott River Wilderness north of Gustavus

Liveaboard firefighter stops spreading Sitka harbor blaze

Quick thinking by an off-duty Sitka firefighter may have prevented a boat fire from becoming a major disaster in a local harbor last week.

Landslide destroys Starrigavan restoration projects

Landslide destroys Starrigavan restoration projectsHigh rainfall this month is being blamed for a major landslide near Sitka. The US Forest Service reports that a 100-acre slide came down in the Starrigavan Valley, about ten miles from town.

Sitkans asked to conserve water, power during hydro changeover

Sitkans asked to conserve water, power during hydro changeoverAfter 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet.

Engine problems cancel Fairweather trip

Engine problems cancel Fairweather tripThe Fairweather is expected to return to service Thursday on its regular summer run to Angoon and Sitka.

30-year-old buried TNT riddle in Sitka solved

30-year-old buried TNT riddle in Sitka solvedExplosives found last week at the end of Lance Drive in Sitka turned out to be no longer dangerous.

Water(borne) issues float Sitka assembly meeting

Water(borne) issues float Sitka assembly meetingThe Sitka assembly last night revised the way revenues from water sales will be handled, in order to avoid flooding any single department with money.
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