Month: June 2008

SitNiks Concert Audio Postcard

Sitka’s own Russian folk music band, the SitNiks, performed a benefit concert under the Crescent Harbor Shelter during the lunch hour today/yesterday before a crowd of tourists and locals alike to raise money for the Alaska Day Exchange Concert. Raven Radio’s Ken Fate attended and produced this audio postcard. You can contact the Alaska Day Committee if you are interested in helping with the Alaska Day Exchange Concert.

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Fish Camp Residents Learn the Hard Way

Some of the best recipes in the world can’t be found in cookbooks. At Dog Point Fish Camp, traditional ways of gathering and preparing food are learned hands-on. Andi McDaniel spent the weekend there to investigate.

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Off-trail ATV use threatening Starrigavan fish streams

“Resource damage” isn’t a very pretty term, but that’s what the Forest Service says is happening to fish habitat in the Starrigavan Valley.
Increased all-terrain vehicle traffic in the last couple of years has churned up new – and unauthorized – trails in the valley. And the tributaries and stream bed of Starrigavan creek itself are bearing the brunt of the impact.
The watershed is home year round to juvenile coho salmon and dolly varden trout, and is an important spawing area for pink salmon and steelhead.
KCAWs Robert Woolsey recently took a walk through the valley with Forest Service fisheries biologist Perry Edwards.

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Delta Western fuel dock clears another hurdle

The fuel distribution company Delta Western progressed towards its goal of installing a new fuel dock on Japonski Island Tuesday. During their last meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved changes to zoning language that will pave the way for a facility there.

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SJ subdivision goes through, treatment facility still up in the air

Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services is one step closer to moving onto the Sheldon Jackson College campus.
The Planning Commission last/Tuesday night signed off on a minor subdivision of the campus that could become the mental health agency’s residential treatment program. But first, the Planning Commission has to approve the project, something they failed to do during Tuesday’s meeting.

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