Month: November 2012

He ought to be in pictures!

The Weather Channel’s hit series Coast Guard Alaska was in Sitka again this week to film an episode on the dramatic rescue of the crew of the fishing vessel Kaitlin Rae, which sank off Cape Edgecumbe on September 7, 2012. The boat’s skipper, Stonie “Mac” Huffman, drifted ten miles in his survival suit before being picked up; 19-year-old crewman Ryan Harris drifted overnight in a fish tote. The show’s producers called the station an asked us to help re-create local media during the event. We did not have to twist Ed’s arm to put him in front of the camera. Before coming to Sitka, he hosted his newspaper’s webcast.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012

Deer hunters could face substantially reduced season on Kupreanof Island. US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs recognizes Ed Thomas during Native American Heritage Month. USCG Cutter Sherman calls at Attu Island, evoking WWII memories.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012

Gold Medal basketball fans hope to have one of their greatest named to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Haines Rep. Bill Thomas formally requests recount in 34-vote loss to Kreiss-Tomkins. Small-boat fleet (vessels less than 57 1/2 feet) will carry observers, in partial program beginning in 2013. Winter weather, darkness create traffic hazards on local streets.

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The life and times of basketball legend Herb Didrickson

Herb Didrickson is a lifelong Sitka resident, regarded by many as one of the greatest basketball players ever produced in Alaska. His friend, Gil Truitt, has nominated Didrickson for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame – for the third time. Truitt, and former Division I player and veteran college coach John Abell make the case for Didrickson’s selection. Hosted by KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.

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