Monthly Archives: December 2012
A Sitka woman was killed Sunday morning when her rifle accidentally discharged. 31-year old Amber Peterson was kayaking over the weekend with her brother, en route from Sitka to Goddard Hot Springs, when they ducked into Samsing Cove on Saturday to wait out the weather. more
The fate of the lone survivor of a Coast Guard helicopter crash, an improbable legislative win by a not-quite-graduated college student, and a visit from a remarkable 18-year old who began her life abandoned in a harbor restroom were among the top stories in Sitka in 2012. “Cannondog” Nanuck (pictured above) was among our favorite images. more
A man sustained multiple injuries after a tree fell on him north of Sitka on Friday morning (12-28-12). The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine bulletin around 11:30 AM on VHF radio channel 16, asking passing vessels to investigate a mayday call from a woman who reported that her husband was seriously injured on the beach. more
With no holiday quorum (12-26-12), assembly agenda moves to Jan 8. The Boat Company files lawsuit over federal fisheries observer program. SE Year in Review: Redistricting, elections alter composition of legislature. Agencies coordinating Kake access project on different timetables?
A small cruise line with ties to the conservation community in Southeast Alaska has filed a lawsuit over the federal fisheries observer program, saying that too many chinook and halibut will go uncounted when new rules take effect in January. more
Ron Rau has been trolling in Southeast Alaska for thirty-five years. He started in a sixteen-foot skiff near Wrangell, when literally anyone could become a hand-troller for the price of a $50-permit. Over the course of his fishing career, Rau often published articles in the Alaska Fisherman’s Journal. He’s now collected those essays in a new book called As the Gurdy Turns.
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When Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is sworn in on January 15, the twenty-three year old will not be Alaska’s youngest legislator ever. That honor belongs to Terry Gardiner, who spoke with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey. more
Raven Radio’s live stream is working again. If the Orange “Listen Live” button in the upper right corner of the page doesn’t work, try the blue one! Thanks for your patience.… more