Month: July 2009

18-thousand sockeye projected at Redoubt

The sockeye return at Redoubt Lake is running below long-term averages so far this year, but managers are still projecting a significant return.
According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, almost 57-hundred sockeye have passed through the weir at Redoubt Lake as of Sunday (7-19-09). That could mean a total escapement of 18-thousand fish by the end of the season.

Read More

Local runner wins mountain trail race

The results of this weekend’s Alpine Adventure Race in Sitka are in and a local runner has captured first place. 20-year-old Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins completed the 7-mile mountain race in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 54 seconds. He did not set a time record for the run, but Kreiss-Tomkins is the youngest person to win the men’s division.

Read More

Roundabout marks 90 years of traffic control

Sitka’s new roundabout opened on Sunday (7-19-09) with little fanfare.
The project – budgeted at almost $2-million dollars — came in just about two weeks ahead of schedule.
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey took a drive through the roundabout on Monday at lunchtime, when Sitka’s traffic is reportedly at its worst.
He was chauffeured by local historian and automobile enthusiast Bill Foster, who discovered that the opening of the roundabout coincided with an important anniversary in Sitka’s traffic history:

Read More

Local musician combines Tlingit culture, hip hop beats

Musical acts from around the country came to Sitka to perform at the annual Skilletfest this weekend. On Friday night the opening act was a local talent – a young performer influenced by the people, places and cultures of Southeast Alaska. KCAW’s Shaleece Haas sat down with hip-hop artist, Halfsmoked, and brings us this profile.

Read More

Sea bird refuge celebrates centennial

100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt set aside St. Lazaria Island as a wildlife refuge. Today the island is the nesting site for more than half-a-million sea birds. To celebrate its centennial, local agencies teamed up to lead the first-ever public walking tour of the island. Last month 24 birdwatchers and nature buffs embarked on a rare adventure, one that may signal an opening of the island to public visitation.
To watch a SLIDESHOW of the tour, click on this story's title and then on the word, "more."

Read More

ALPS-2016-GIF

ALPS-2016-GIF

SCH_Be Bright Nov

SCH_Be Bright Nov

support_fall2016

support_fall2016

pcg-vert-250

pcg-vert-250

NOAA_BUTTON

NOAA_BUTTON

libshow_waves_275

libshow_waves_275

sithistmin_logo

sithistmin_logo

gardenshow_275

gardenshow_275

latest_newscast

latest_newscast

Community Calendar