KCAW bid farewell this weekend to Rachel Waldholz, our summer intern from the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. In her 10 weeks in Sitka, Rachel covered everything from river restorations to health care reform to social safety nets for youth. Off-the-air, she’s been an outstanding colleague and a wonderful presence in our newsroom and station. Thank you, Rachel, for your hard work this summer.
Thank you, Rachel!
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said Walker remains, on social issues, a "conservative Republican." more
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more