Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kayaker killed in accidental shooting

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

A look back at 2012: Two (young) men and a baby, and a flying dog

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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

Man medevacked in tree-felling accident

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

Holiday lights

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Sitka’s Cable House, home of Raven Radio, reflects the glow of passing traffic in this timed-exposure taken on December 26 by photographer Dan Evans. The beautiful sunset capped nearly a week of gorgeous holiday weather. more

Fri Dec 28, 2012

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?

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Suit filed over fisheries observer program

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

As the Gurdy Turns

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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Alaska’s youngest legislator recalls first day in office

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

Online Streaming Works!

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

Thu Dec 27, 2012

Longliners seek support of congressional delegation for electronic monitoring. Silver Bay to open Bristol Bay plant in ’14. Three rescued after lake fishing accident in Ketchikan.

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