“Startup Sitka” offers opportunities for local entrepreneurs “Startup Sitka” offers opportunities for local entrepreneurs

"Startup Sitka" offers opportunities for local entrepreneurs

Ken Sprague spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce about an”S upcoming event, Startup Sitka. Photo KCAW/Katherine Rose Sitka may be a long way from Silicon Valley, but that doesn’t mean innovation can’t happen here.  Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight are co-founders of Alaska Small Business Innovators, a non-profit that helps to create small business development program … more

Sitka transitions cruise ship dock to ‘super-yacht facility’ Sitka transitions cruise ship dock to ‘super-yacht facility’

Sitka transitions cruise ship dock to 'super-yacht facility'

The 165′ motor yacht Rebel at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Dock. Passengers from the cruise ship Silver Shadow will lighter this weekend (Sat 7-2-16) to Crescent Harbor, so that super-yachts like the Rebel can tie up here. With more cruise ships landing at the privately-owned Old Sitka Dock, the city will transition this site to “a super-yacht facility,” … more

Thank you Sitka Fools! Thank you Sitka Fools!

Thank you Sitka Fools!

Raven Radio would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Only Fools Run at Midnight!  There were about 200 Fools running, walking and rolling through Sitka Saturday night and it was a super success!  Click on photo to see list of winners. Winners were Mateo Bailey and Molly Sitter in the youth category; Jordan Zellhuber and Erin Wallace in the adult category; and Fr. Andy Sensenig Omi and Mary Barr … more

Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism

Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism

2014-15 Fellow Emily Kwong enjoys one of the perks of Sitka’s maritime environment. Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016 I – Program Overview Raven Radio’s post-graduate fellowship is a 30-week program intended to bridge the period between the completion of a journalism student’s education and the beginning of his or her career. The Fellowship offers a recent graduate the opp … more

Local News

Assembly looks to ‘budget-driven’ property tax

The Sitka Assembly is taking a hard look at raising property taxes. In an hour-long special meeting Tuesday night (6-28-16), assessor Wendy Lawrence outlined the pros and cons of increasing Sitka’s millage rate. more
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One injured in Sitka four-plex fire

Despite the heavy smoke, residents will be able to return to 2 of the 4 units, says Fire Chief Dave Miller. (Nick Galanin photo)

One man sustained minor injuries after a four-plex caught fire on Lance Drive in Sitka on Sunday afternoon (6-26-16). more
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Behnken to represent Alaska on halibut commission

Linda Behnken with her sons, Halen and Rio. Behnken lives the small-boat fishing life she advocates for, but she's no stranger to IPHC politics. She's chaired the 84-member IPHC Conference Board for the last several years. (ALFA photo/Mim McConnell)

Longtime Sitka resident and fisheries advocate Linda Behnken has been appointed to the six-member International Pacific Halibut Commission. more
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State News

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kodiak Spaceport lands big customer; the pulses overhead: remote radars still tie together Alaska's air defense; Walker: Oil companies suggested state take over gas line; TLMP amendment draft decision announced; day four of search for missing hiker begins; Observing the fast of Ramadan in the land of the midnight sun; Southcentral Alaska braces for heavy rains, rising water levels Download Audio

Walker: Oil companies suggested state take over gas line project

Walker's comments came a day after lawmakers grilled his point person on the Alaska LNG project. Meanwhile, the companies expressed skepticism about the state-led approach, telling a slightly different story. Download Audio

The pulses overhead: remote radars still tie together Alaska’s air defense

At the height of the Cold War, the military built secretive radar sites all over Alaska. Most of them are still operating, doing essentially the same thing: scanning the sky for anything that's not supposed to be there, particularly Russian long-range bombers. Download Audio


Celebrate July 4th with free root beer floats!


Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with Raven Radio and free root beer floats! Immediately after Monday's parade, join us for lawn games and live music by Los Shotgun Locos at the Cable House. We'll be ready to serve more than 500 root beer floats... so make sure you come and get yours! Thanks to Harry Race Soda Shop and Sitka Sound Seafoods and Baranof Island Brewing Company for making this possible! more
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The Morning Interview

Southeast State Fair seeks vendors


The Southeast Alaska State Fair is in Haines at the end of June and seeking exhibitors. Deana Stout, the fair director, joined us in the studio with Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council, Sitka's local representative at the Fair. Vendor entries can be submitted until July 4th. more
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NPR News

Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A Lifesaver

William Kitt was living on the streets, abusing drugs and very sick when Broadway Housing Communities in New York offered him a room. Thirteen years later, he's thriving. His art tells the tale.

Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Religious Objections Law

The law, which was to take effect on Friday, would have allowed merchants and government employees to deny services to same-sex couples because of religious beliefs.