According to a report from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the vessel owner reported 1500 gallons of diesel fuel and 55 gallons of hydraulic oil on board at the time of sinking.
Sitka’s alert level remains at “low,” with only three new cases of the virus reported in the last week.
In a state that’s doing well with vaccinations, the community of Sitka is doing very well: More than half of the eligible population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, and that now includes teenagers 16 and over — making Sitka one of the first places in the nation where this has been possible. Sitka’s success is…
For more than two decades, companies have hoped to export Sitka’s water and market it globally. None of those efforts have come to fruition.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School celebrated Gil Truitt Day on Tuesday and honored the Tlingit elder and local historian with a plaque dedication and tribute.
Sitka dock owner Chris McGraw said there could be over 40 days in the summer of 2022 with over 5,000 cruise passengers in town.
The Coast Guard’s water delivery helped relieve pressure on the town’s water system so they could get it back up and running.
KCAW’s Erin McKinstry interviewed Goade about her award-winning work illustrating “We are Water Protectors” and what inspires her as a Tlingit artist.
Because the company’s ships carry fewer than 250 passengers, they’ve never been subject to the CDC’s no sail orders, and they aren’t impacted by Canada’s cruise ban because all of their trips start and stop within Southeast Alaska.
Sitka has become a hot spot for landslide research since a deadly landslide hit the town in 2015. How carbon moves around our planet is of particular interest to the scientific community.