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Southeast socked by soggy storm; more rain expected

...for signs of failure.In Sitka, Indian River reached 25 feet, just shy of flood stage, and rising water is putting Blue Lake Dam's new expansion to the test.According to National Weather Service forecasters in Juneau, Southeast Alaska is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/southeast-socked-soggy-storm-more-rain-
Local
Claude Kenneth Odell

...for Clear Creek Logging on the C-Lady. He became a well respected carpenter in Sitka and elsewhere. He worked on the Blue Lake Dam project in Sitka as well as for Sitka Sound Seafood. In 1986 he moved back to Pelican where he used his carpenter...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173170030
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...not considered a renewable resource," she said. "They obviously don't live in the Tongass." Murkowski toured the Blue Lake Dam while in Sitka to see the progress being made on the expansion of the city's hydroelectric source. As ranking member...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...Export Authority can borrow money for two mines in Southeast, and the Alaska Energy Authority can loan Sitka money for its Blue Lake dam.HB 298CONFIDENTIALITY OFPERFORMANCE REVIEWSState employee performance reviews are confidential now.HB 301STATE MED...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/28th-alaska-legislature-plain-english
State
Power from rain

...city-owned electric company is raising Blue Lake Dam by 83 feet and adding three new...sources of hydropower: Green Lake and Blue Lake.Green Lake produces 11 megawatts...manager for the dam-raising project.Blue Lake has a "nameplate capacity" of 6...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-18/power-rain
Local
New Sitka administrator transitions from communism

...Gorman said he talked with the department leaders and Assembly members about their priorities, including making sure the Blue Lake hydro project continues on schedule, and restoring confidence in the administrator's post."Job number one was to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/new-sitka-administrator-transitions-com
State
My Turn: Legislature must support renewable energy

...Capital Budget includes only $4 million for Sitka's Blue Lake hydropower expansion.Aside from the much talked about...but the investment is not nearly enough. Sitka's Blue Lake hydro expansion alone is expected to cost $145 million...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-10/my-turn-legislature-must-support-rene
Opinion
Alaska ferries lose nature experts to budget cuts

...quarters of the Tustumena, passengers who take a second to look out the window wake up to volcanic topography, sky blue lakes and wildlife that looks extraterrestrial even to most Alaskans.That ethereal experience only lasts a few seconds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-29/alaska-ferries-lose-nature-experts-budg
State
Sitka plans Alaska Day despite shutdown

...the Army vehicles will not cause a complete lack of impressive machines in the parade, because the contractors on the Blue Lake Dam have stepped in."The folks out the road are going to bring in one of their big excavators ... so they already...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-14/sitka-plans-alaska-day-despite-shutdown
State
Alaska dam expansion undergoing cost review

JUNEAU - The Blue Lake dam expansion near Sitka will go over...work on the dam will shut off access to Blue Lake, the city's regular water source...when the dam expansion is complete, Blue Lake will inundate more than 360 acres of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-28/alaska-dam-expansion-undergoing-cost-re
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