Local News

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

A seiner purses up as a tender pulls alongside to start pumping herring, during the fourth and final opening in the 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

With four more burglaries, week’s total is ten

Callers reported possible burglaries on Observatory Street, Kincaid Street, Edgecumbe Drive and Halibut Point Road. That brings the total number of burglaries reported this week to ten.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

USFS: Transition means fewer unmilled logs

Robert Bonnie, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s undersecretary for natural resources and the environment, talks about the Tongass transition during a press conference Nov. 19, 2014. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

A top Forest Service official says fewer unprocessed logs will be sold overseas under a transition to harvesting younger trees.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Police report spate of home burglaries

Burglaries were reported on Biorka, Etolin, and Charteris Streets, Petersen and Moller Avenues and Tlingit Way. (Map by Multiplottr)

Sitka police are investigating a spate of home burglaries since Monday. Police received reports of four home burglaries between midnight and 3AM today (11-20-14), all within walking distance of downtown.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The CorvidEYE

Honoring elders one drum beat at a time

Madison Roy-Mercer performs with the Naa Kahidi Dancers at a ceremony to honor elders. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo).

On Saturday (11-18-14), over 70 elders were the guests of honor at a shared meal of herring eggs and venison stew at Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House.
Posted in The CorvidEYE | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NPR News

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

Station Highlights

NPR adjusts Morning Edition and All Things Considered

IMG_2153

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day. Beginning on Monday, November … more

Posted in Station Highlights | Leave a comment

Southeast News

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concerns

red chris tailings

As Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.

Petersburg Arts Council seeks volunteers

These are some of donated art pieces that are in the gift baskets. Photo/Ashley Lohr

When concerts come to Petersburg, when there’s an art show or poetry reading, chances are the Petersburg Arts Council has its hands in the event.

Report: Subsidized logging costs feds millions

Beached logs pile up in Shoal Cove on Revilla Island in the Tongass National Forest. A new report challenges old-growth logging spending in the forest. (Jim Baichtal/USFS)

A new report says the Forest Service is wasting millions of dollars by propping up a failing Southeast Alaska timber industry.

State News

Walker Transition Team Brings 250 Delegates to Shape Policy

Small working groups made up of stakeholders from across the state met in classrooms all over the UAA campus to discuss a wide array of topics as the transition team announced two new department heads.

City to Pursue $485 Million Design Strategy for Port of Anchorage

The mayor's office announced it has selected a design for the Anchorage Port's overhaul, setting a blue-print for how the half-billion dollar project will take shape in the years ahead.

Mexican Consulate Readies To Help On Deferred Action Plan

The Mexican government, through it's consulate in Anchorage, has issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's announcement regarding deferred action on illegal immigrants.