Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tom Scott: “I’ve never looked back”

Three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Tom Scott grew up in a musical household. His father was a much sought-after composer for television scores, for shows like "Lassie." He's carried that legacy forward, writing for shows like "Starsky and Hutch" and the "Streets of San Francisco." He's also recorded with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, the Grateful Dead, and many other top acts.

2 get interviews from Assembly, others still considered

IMG_0321-1Allen Bell, of Sitka, and Robin Koutchak, of Wasilla, will get in-person interviews for the position of municipal attorney. Bell works for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Koutchak is in private practice.

Irish ballad floats down Lincoln Street

31balladJosh Wheeler, Masato Lee, and Sean Gill (left to right) play an Irish ballad, "Star of the County Down," on Lincoln Street in Sitka on Wed., Jan. 30.

Thu Jan 31, 2013

Early morning aftershock wakens SE residents. Centennial canoe gets a lift during parking lot reconstruction. SE conservation organization launches marketing campaign -- for timber. Phone scammers target elderly in Sitka, Petersburg, and other SE communities. Democrats propose pegging school funding to inflation.

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Earthquake rattles Sitka; NO tsunami danger

rsz_quake013113The quake did not set off any tsunami alerts, and the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer reported shortly afterward that there is NO tsunami danger.

Eco marketing campaign backs young growth timber

AlaskanGrown-1One of Southeast’s most prominent environmental organizations has started a marketing campaign – for timber. The Sitka Conservation Society recently printed a glossy brochure selling the virtues of second-growth Tongass timber for projects from furniture to housing. The only problem is: There’s no way – yet – to economically harvest and process second growth.

Chamber at the Capitol

ak chamberSitka resident and Alaska Chamber of Commerce board member Cory Baggen talks with state Chamber President Rachael Petro at the Alaska State Capitol building last week. Baggen was part of the state chamber's fly-in to Juneau, where members met with 58 of the state's 60 legislators.

VIDEO: Canoe moves across Sitka parking lot

canoe moveThe city of Sitka is redesigning the grounds around the canoe. So on Wednesday it moved to its temporary home in the Crescent Harbor shelter. It will remain there until renovations are complete. Click the image to see the move happen.

Sitka Jazz Festival to kick off Thursday

jazzfest_lgThe annual Sitka Jazz Festival is scatting into town this week. Concerts are on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.

Jon De La Cruz: SHS’s only senior is not a lone Wolf

Sitka High's Jon De La Cruz (Sr.) may be the basketball team's only senior, but his coach, Andy Lee, calls him "the bridge man" who has held the team together since his sophomore year. The pair discuss the remaining 3A conference schedule (against Mt. Edgecumbe) and this weekend's matchup against state 3A powerhouse ACS. With KCAW's Brian Hanson.