Monthly Archives: April 2012

KCAW takes top honors at Alaska Press Club

PressClub_smKCAW made another outstanding showing at the annual Alaska Press Club Awards in Anchorage last weekend (4-21-12). Follow this link to revisit our award-winning pieces.


KenFate_smBefore the digital revolution, making radio was hard work. You had to carry records and tapes all over the place, plus look at a stopwatch all the time. A guy could get pretty worn out! Chief announcer Ken Fate catches thirty winks in this photo from when white socks and Birkenstocks ruled the earth.

“Lead:Sitka” reaches first anniversary

Jennifer Robinson is a co-founder of Lead:Sitka, a group created to inspire civic engagement among twenty- and thirty-somethings. Robinson discusses how the group has taken shape over the past year, and what its plans are for the near future.

Wed Apr 25, 2012

Assembly member Terry Blake moving from Sitka, will resign seat this summer. Assembly appropriates $5.9 million for schools. Redesign of Pacific High (with pitched roof) gets warm reception. Full turnout for Sitka airport disaster drill. Troopers find missing sportsfisherman alive and well on Prince of Wales.

Blake moving, will resign from Sitka Assembly

fea_blakemugTerry Blake is about halfway through his term. He and his family are moving to Texas, to be closer to family in the Lower 48. He and wife Suzi have two sons and have lived in Sitka for six years.

Assembly approves school funding, Pacific High design

fea_phs65Sitka Schools will receive $5.9 million from the city this year. The Assembly approved the funding during last night’s regular meeting. Members also approved the latest version of plans for Pacific High School's remodel.

Sitka practices for airport disaster, mass casualties

fea_red_tarpThe community-wide disaster drill involved emergency responders, doctors, nurses, airport and airline officials, the Coast Guard, and even students from Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

Letter from the book bus

WorldBookNight_smSitkans joined tens of thousands of others around the world on Monday (4-23-12) distributing free books for World Book Night. The event began in the UK last year, and coincides with UNESCO's World Book Day (which commemorates the death of Cervantes and the birth of Shakespeare). KCAW special correspondent Bill Foster sent this letter from Sitka's book bus.

Sitka Man Choir commands at MusicFest

Mike Vieira introduces the Sitka High Man Choir, featuring tenors Justin Stenberg and Nick Weatherman, baritone Garrett Smith, and basses Gus Bruhl and John Roberts. Only in its second year, the Man Choir won a command performance at this year's MusicFest.

Tue Apr 24, 2012

Bookmobile tours Sitka for "World Book Night." ACSM speaker series puts spotlight on athletic trainers. Leaders from ANB/ANS take nostalgic tour to Petersburg. Sitka Assembly to consider final school appropriation during regular meeting tonight.