Monthly Archives: September 2012

Four Southeast cities choose mayors Tuesday

Mayoral-GavelFour out of Southeast Alaska’s five largest cities will choose mayors on Tuesday. Two have incumbents on the ballot, while the other two will choose among newcomers – or politicians rejoining the race.

Running of the … feet?

fea billbootsSitka resident Bill Giant ran Saturday's Running of the Boots in his own version of Xtratufs, and won. Giant has been a barefoot runner for a while, but only on pavement for the last month or so.

ANB celebrates 100th at ANB/ANS Grand Camp in Sitka

The Alaska Native Brotherhood was founded in Sitka in 1912. The Grand Camp meeting returns to Sitka this year for a celebration of ANB's centennial, and the annual gathering with the Alaska Native Sisterhood. ANB Camp No. 1 President Gerry Hope, and ANS Camp No. 4 President Jean Arnold offer details on what's ahead.

Fri Sep 28, 2012

Advisory council urges no limit on Stikine sockeye. Ferry system has strong 2011. Adzers continue work on Chief Shakes house. Grant aims to prevent AK teen suicides. Sealaska Heritage Institute gets $4.5M in federal grants. Sullivan vetoes repeal of Anchorage sidewalk sitting law.

Field stitches

Workers stitch together pieces of turf at Moller Park on Thursday afternoon. The baseball field is being completely re-done with a $2.6 million state capital grant. The grant is being funnelled through the American Legion, because the veterans' organization has experience building these types of facilities. (Photo by Megan Pasternak/KCAW)Workers stitch together pieces of turf at Moller Park on Thursday afternoon. The baseball field is being completely re-done with a $2.6 million state capital grant.

Stikine subsistence proposal advances

The Stikine River on the Alaska side of the border. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.A regional panel says Stikine River subsistence sockeye harvests should no longer be limited. The Southeast Alaska Regional Advisory Council voted Wednesday (Sept. 26th) to remove the fishery’s 600-sockeye guideline harvest level.

Jazz Fest prepares for new season, new directors

John DePalatis and Mike Kernin are the music teachers at Sitka High School and Blatchley Middle School, respectively. And now, they're also co-directors of the Sitka Jazz Festival. This year's event begins Jan. 31.

Steele: September honors senior centers

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Sean Steele is director of the Swan Lake Senior Center in Sitka. He tells KCAW’s Holly Keen that September is National Senior Center Month.… more

Thu Sep 27, 2012

Library moves forward with expansion. Alaskan cartography influenced by Native mapmakers. Wrangell's KSTK donates archives to Sealaska Heritage Institute. Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes Aleutians.

Library moves ahead with expansion plans

IMG_0221-1Kettleson Memorial Library will start looking for architects to help it expand. The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday unanimously supported a plan that would see the library expand by 60 percent.