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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
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
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 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
Hunt closures declared for goats on Baranof

...week by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ADF&G Area Management Biologist Phil Mooney said those areas include Blue Lake and Medvejie Lake drainages, and the south fork of the Katlian River drainage on Baranof Island, near Sitka.This is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-07-27/hunt-closures-declared-goats-baranof
Outdoors
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
Political races in Southeast to be decided next month

...depending on what we're working on."Westover said she wants to secure funding for the proposed expansion of Sitka's Blue Lake hydroelectric dam as her top priority for a second term. She pointed to her incumbency, with experience both as an Assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-24/political-races-southeast-be-decided-ne
State
Unit 4 mountain goat season ends Dec. 31

...SITKA - The registration hunt (RG150) for mountain goats on Baranof Island will end on Monday, Dec. 31. Nakwasina and Blue Lake-Medvejie watersheds were previously closed by emergency order. Successful hunters must submit their hunt report and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-28/unit-4-mountain-goat-season-ends-dec
Outdoors
Where is the apple cake and who stole my underwear?

...All the actors attended The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, a nine-month clown school in Blue Lake, Calif. Leo and Windover were in the same class, and when they moved to Juneau together three years ago, they were...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053003/thi_clowns.shtml
This WeeK
Sitka: Good communication, teamwork save hunters

...Coast Guard in the helicopter, and spotter Gerald Gangle, who helped direct the climbers by radio from his position on Blue Lake Road. From about one-and-a-half miles away he used an old military aiming scope to pick out a route the rescuers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081102/sta_sitka.shtml
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