Month: January 2008

New non-profits carry SJ mission, campus forward

Since Sheldon Jackson college suspended academic operations early last summer, a handful of new non-profit organizations have been formed to create, maintain, or even expand a number of campus programs — everything from keeping the childcare facility going, to creating an ocean science center at the college’s working hatchery and wet lab.
The consortium of new campus organizations met for the first time Tuesday evening (1-29-08) in Sitka to report on their work, and to discuss whether they had enough common purpose to warrant a formal relationship with the college’s trustees.

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Haines top team in Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational

Twenty-two adult teams from around the state competed last weekend in the second annual Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational basketball tournament. The closest contest of the tournament was also its last: the Haines Merchants defeated Hydaburg, 97-to-96 to win the Open Division championship. KCAW’s Leah Mann took in some of the action at the BJ McGillis gym on Saturday(1-26-08). She sends this audio postcard. (For complete tourney results, click on "more…")

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Sitka Fine Arts Camp honored at White House

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp was one of eighteen youth programs nationwide to win a prestigious Coming Up Taller award this year. First Lady Laura Bush presented the awards at a White House ceremony on Monday (1-28-08).

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James Dinley offered administrator's contract

The Sitka assembly has chosen a candidate with a long past to lead the community into the future. James Dinley, most recently the administrator of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, was one of a pair of administrator finalists interviewed in a public meeting over several hours last Friday (1-25-08).
Here's how Sitka's "administrator-elect" handled himself during the interview, and what the assembly expects from the job.

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Charlie Walls: Life near the limit of hydro capacity

Sitka's electric director Charlie Walls says demand in Sitka is not significantly higher in Sitka this year over last. The problem is that as Sitka closes in on the limit of its hydro capacity, the system is much more susceptible to variations in rainfall — and much more dependent on diesel back-up. Full interview with KCAW's Robert Woolsey.

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