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Washington state man dies after Sitka bridge jump

...Jones of Bellingham was recovered Saturday morning.Authorities say he told a friend he was jumping off the John O'Connell Bridge in Sitka late Friday night, and he would swim to shore.But he wasn't seen after jumping into the water. The...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...completed.'' Among his other community projects were helping build the Blue Lake road, working on construction of the O'Connell Bridge and helping build the military defenses on Japonski Island in the 1940s. Perkins sat on the Sitka Planning Commission...

...signs and chanting, called for a peaceful solution to the controversy during the Sitka event. They crossed the O'Connell Bridge, which connects Sitka with Japonski Island, and unfurled a banner reading "Peace - not war". "It is powerful...
Sitka parks manager wins landscape award

...Blatchley Middle School, Centennial Hall, the O'Connell Bridge approach and Castle Hill parking lot. About 200 trees...which is taking on the (care of the) abutment to O'Connell Bridge. She's been instrumental in Earth Day and Arbor...
Region V championships will add to the memory book

...30 points, that is light years a head in terms of joy and excitement and feeling of accomplishment."The John O'Connell Bridge (named after a former mayor), which connects Sitka on Baranof Island to Mt. Edgecumbe on Japonski Island, was...
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Mt. Edgecumbe HS offering bike check-out

...might not be able to get at home. The Mt. Edgecumbe High School campus is located on Japonski Island, across the O'Connell Bridge from Sitka on Baranof Island. It's not really that far, about a mile or two, but sometimes that can be a little...
Photo: Candlelight vigil

Neeley Bowen, left, and Maggie Dunlap hold candles on the O'Connell Bridge Friday at a vigil to honor three Air Station Sitka Coast Guardsmen who died in a helicopter crash in Washington state Wednesday.
Pair produces unique book of Sitka photographs, essays

SITKA - An eagle sits on a rock on the north end of town, looking at the camera, with O'Connell Bridge, the Sisters and Mt. Verstovia in the background. Two boys are drenched under a waterfall. Lupines bloom in the alpine above...
After decades away, old anchor back in Sitka

...old 1,200-pound ship anchor hauled up under O'Connell Bridge in 1974 was worth $30,000. That was the value...Gerald Holmstrom made on a school of herring under O'Connell Bridge in 1974. But instead of bringing in the herring...


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