Monthly Archives: January 2013
Taking care of the homeless is an ongoing problem, and it’s not limited to adults. There is also a large, and less visible, population of homeless kids. A Sitka family shares about their experience with a program that places homeless youth in community homes. It's the only one in Alaska, and one of very few in the nation.
Sitka High DDF team members Ryan Apathy (Jr) and Celia Lubin (Soph) talk about the team's performance in Ketchikan last weekend, and about their defense of their state title in Anchorage next month.
Assembly agrees to bond for $40-million for additional Blue Lake funding; advances 15-percent hike in electric rates. SEARHC buys Sitka Medical Center, no changes in services planned. Court sentences two domestic violence offenders to serve 4, 5 years respectively.
Sitka’s last remaining private medical clinic has been sold. Sitka Medical Center announced on Monday (1-21-13) that it had finalized the sale of its operations to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC. Representatives on both sides of the transaction say the sale means no visible changes in staff, and no planned changes in care, for patients of either organization.
Chris Rose, the executive director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, and Shaina Kilcoyne, energy efficiency director, discuss three pilot projects they're working on in Sitka, Kake, and Craig.
Electric rates may go up 15-percent this summer. Assembly, Tribe discuss Blue Lake, tsunami preparedness during annual govt-to-govt dinner meeting. NOAA says "no way" to electronic monitoring of halibut fleet for at least two years.
After refusing to implement an electronic monitoring program developed by fishermen, NOAA Fisheries is moving forward with a plan of its own to test cameras on boats this spring. But a top official who met with Sitka fishermen this week (1-16-13) said too many questions remain about the system, and there’s no way a functional electronic monitoring program could be ready in the next two years.
Norm Campbell was the guest "Castaway" on Earbones on Friday, January 18th, 2013. Norm selected the ten songs that he would choose if stuck on a deserted island. He also selected his home made banana bread for the one sweet he could bring to his "Dessert-ed" island. Listen Here and see his list of songs and the banana bread recipe. Thanks Norm!