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!
A Sitka seventh-grader has won the state spelling bee. Abigail Fitzgibbon was the Sitka champion last year as a sixth-grader, but was unseated earlier this year in a dazzling spell-off with eighth-grader Kyle Vidad. Fitzgibbon represented Sitka last weekend in Anchorage as a runner up, but nevertheless managed to run away with the state trophy. more
The budget picture for the Sitka School District next year is starting to look a little less dire. What started out as a projected $1.5-million deficit just a few weeks ago, has been teased down to $44,000 -- but only by drawing on over half of the district’s savings account. more