Monthly Archives: February 2013

Here’s to Herb

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Lifelong Sitkan and basketball star Herb Didrickson was honored at a sold-out banquet in Harrigan Centennial Hall on Sunday (2-24-13). On February 26 Didrickson and Buck Nystrom, the winningest coach in Alaska football history, will be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Anchorage Museum. more

4-H connects kids to forest, community (and baked goods!)

4-H’er Katie Sweeney, and Courtney Bobsin, with the Sitka Conservation Society, discuss the Alaska Way of Life 4-H program. The group will be holding a fundraiser bake sale, 10 AM – 3 PM, Sun Mar 10 at the ANB Hall, in support of Let’s Go Sitka. more

Mon Feb 25, 2013

Sitka’s Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins among legislators in reorganized ‘Bush Caucus.’ Former Sen. Albert Kookesh making progress recovering from heart attack. Yakutat wave power project wins key permit, but barriers remain.

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Can wave energy get Yakutat off diesel?

Waves crash onto Cannon Beach, near Yakutat. A New England company was recently got a preliminary permit for work toward a wave-energy project for the community. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.

A Massachusetts-based alternative energy start-up wants to tap Gulf of Alaska waves to generate electricity for Yakutat. The community-backed project just won a key federal permit. But it still faces substantial barriers. more

Video: Hames Center ‘Climbs On’


Like everything else at the Hames Center, the new climbing was one part inspiration, and ninety-nine parts dedication. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. Listen to a KCAW Morning Interview about the project. more

Researchers look for clues to sea lion’s death

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A Steller’s sea lion washed up onto the rocks in Sitka Sound last Friday. Soon after, a group of Alaska scientists performed a necropsy to find out how it died. What they didn’t know is what they would find inside. more

Reorganized Bush Caucus to back rural issues

The Bush Caucus is back. Rural legislators in Alaska are pushing back against the concentrated political power of the state’s urban areas. Twelve members of Alaska’s House of Representatives, in both parties, have organized under the chairmanship of Bryce Edgmon, a Democrat who represents Dillingham. more

Hames climbing wall for all ages, abilities

Hames climbing wall coordinator Blain Anderson, and climbing enthusiasts Tommy Harris and his mom, Patsy, discuss the scheduled grand opening of the new, improved wall on Saturday, March 9. The wall will have areas and routes for climbers of all ages and abilities. For more information visit the Hames Center online. more

Fri Feb 22, 2013

Sen. Stedman introduces sea otter bounty; Feds say it’s unenforceable. Sitka to host ATIA convention in October. Rep. Bob Lynn introduces voter ID law. Sea lion necropsy is an opportunity to learn about Sitka’s environment and ourselves.

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ATIA in October: Sitka lands biggest prize of convention year

What may be the largest convention in Sitka’s history is coming to town this fall. Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director Tonia Rioux shared the news with the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (2-20-13). more