Monthly Archives: October 2010

SE pool, archives, training center in bond package

A bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot would fund three Southeast Alaska projects. Backers say the Sitka pool, Juneau museum and library, and Klawock training center would serve more than their home communities. Proposition B asks voters whether the state should issue almost $400 million in general obligation bonds. The bonds, a form of loan, would be spent on school, library, museum and university facilities around the state.

Commentary: McAdams has Alaska in mind

Sitkan Lily Herwald says former Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams's local leadership will translate well to the U.S. Senate. (Note: The opinions in this commentary represent those of the author, and not necessarily the views of the Raven Radio's staff, board, or volunteers.)

Wilson, Stein argue experience, issues in forum

The race for House District Two is one of the more hotly contested state legislature races in Southeast Alaska. And as an on-air forum Thursday night seemed to indicate, there’s at least one thing both Republican Peggy Wilson and Democrat Reber Stein have consistently in common: Both cite Wilson’s time in the legislature as reasons why they should be elected.

Commentary: Murkowski's experience important in election

Sitkan Sherri Cummins says U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is a good choice and that she hopes all Alaskans exercise their right to vote. (Note: The opinions in this commentary represent those of the author, and not necessarily the views of the Raven Radio's staff, board, or volunteers.)

Commentary: 'Rally to Restore Sanity' calls for reason, thoughtfulness

Sitkans for Peace and Justice is hoping its rally this Saturday will promote government of the people, and challenge corporate spending on elections. (Note: The opinions in this commentary represent those of the author, and not necessarily the views of the Raven Radio's staff, board, or volunteers.)

Westover sworn in as mayor

Cheryl Westover is officially the new mayor of Sitka.

Science center gets city loan to help buy building

An interest-free loan from the City and Borough of Sitka will help the Sitka Sound Science Center purchase its building on the campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The loan was granted at last night’s regular meeting of the Sitka Assembly, but after nearly two hours of discussion and debate, it almost didn’t happen.

District 2 candidates spar at forum

Reber Stein and Peggy Wilson traded barbs during a campaign forum today (Wednesday) before the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. Stein, a Sitka Democrat, and Wilson, a Wrangell Republican and the incumbent, are battling for the House District 2 seat. Petersburg, Pelican, Kupreanof, Elfin Cove and Port Alexander are also in the district.

Bears break into Pelican homes

A family of bears is making a mess out of cabins near the Southeast Alaska town of Pelican. A sow and two cubs have broken into about a half-dozen homes in the past five or six days. Harbormaster Dave Duffey is one of the affected homeowners in the Sunnyside neighborhood, about two miles north of town.

McAdams: Southeast power connections possible

Southeast communities should be able to connect their electrical systems to one another, and the federal government could have a role in helping that. That’s the opinion of Scott McAdams, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld and KCAW's Ed Ronco interviewed McAdams. In the first clip on this page, Schoenfeld asks McAdams about the potential of a private company developing an intertie that would allow southeast Alaska to export electricity to the mainland power grid.