Month: February 2012

“Battle of the Bridge” a great game, and a fun rivalry


Sitka won Wednesday’s (2-22-12) “Battle of the Bridge” by three points, 59 – 56. Mt. Edgecumbe had a last chance to tie the game with a three-point shot at the buzzer, but the ball failed to drop in, and Sitka senior Devan Romine covered the rebound as the clock ran out.The win boosted the Sitka Wolves’ record to 19-3 overall, and 11-1 in conference play, and assured them the top seed and a bye in the Region V tournament next Tuesday in Ketchikan.

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Welding, health care careers featured at UAS open house

Leslie Gordon is the Health Information Management program director at UAS Sitka; Alan Puckett is the welding instructor. The pair describe their programs for prospective students, their parents, and other adult job-seekers. UAS Career and Technical Education will hold an open house on Sat Feb 25, from 10 – 2:30 to showcase vocational training.

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Thu Feb 23, 2012

House majority leader Alan Austerman says he’s open to making changes to a bill that would re-establish Alaska’s Coastal Management Program. NOAA reports “mountainous” seas during February blow. Backers push biomass energy during House committee hearing. Sen. Kookesh — if made king for a day — would split the permanent fund, and shift college scholarship money toward preschool education. Gov. Parnell signs bill waiving electronic filing requirements for office-seekers who have no computers or internet at home.

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February’s “mountainous” seas

A walk through any forest trail around Sitka – or probably anywhere in Southeast for that matter – will reveal that this has been a windy winter. Broken branches and toppled trees are just about everywhere. But the same winds wreaking havoc on land are also a problem at sea. The state ferry Kennicott postponed a scheduled cross-gulf voyage earlier in February due to heavy weather. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with NOAA meteorologist Joel Curtis about some startling data from the Cape Fairweather buoy.

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Energy Star rebate program starts Friday

http://www.kcaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/interview_022212.mp3 Click here for iFriendly audio. Bitty Balducci, Energy Education Intern for the Sitka Conservation Society and the Electric Department, discusses the new Energy Star rebate program the city is introducing on Friday (2-24-12) to encourage the purchase of more energy-efficient appliances. Read some Frequently Asked Questions about the program, at the City of Sitka...

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