Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tue Mar 26, 2013

City to consider liquor license protest at Assembly meeting. Science center's new Scientist in Residence working on bioacoustics. AK First Lady opposes funding cut to sex trafficking unit. Retracing John Muir's journey in Wrangell. Federal judge dismisses roadless rule challenge.

Sitka science fellow studies whale sounds

Dr. Alison StimpertThe Sitka Sound Science Center has a new fellow in town for its scientist-in-residency program. Alison Stimpert studies the sounds that animals make. It’s a field called bio-acoustics.

Stimpert: Sound science in Sitka Sound

Alison Stimpert studies the effects of sounds on marine mammals. And this month, she's the Scientist in Residency Fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Stimpert, Jan Straley and Tory O'Connell talk about the program with KCAW's Holly Keen.

Mon Mar 25, 2013

Herring fishery on 2-hour notice as of Monday. Sitka girls, Edgecumbe boys defeated in 3rd place games. Sitka makes magazine's list of best small towns to visit. State will sponsor trapping and killing of wolves in Southeast.

Deserted Island loud and quiet

Peter WilliamsPeter Williams played the 10 songs he would choose to have on a deserted island this past Friday night. Along with the great music, Peter brought the recipe for a traditional frozen dessert along with plenty of stories:being an artist in Sitka, Stardust Ball performances (he was one of the award winning Village People in 2004), and hunting for marine mammels. Here is Peter's playlist, the dessert recipe and a recording of the show...

Herring fleet goes on 2-hour notice Monday

fv pacific fisher 2013-2The Sitka herring fishery goes on two-hour notice Monday at 11 a.m. The announcement came Friday from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. It means if Fish & Game calls an opening, the fleet has at least two hours to make it to the location of the fishery. But what prompts the two-hour notice?

Artist pursues identity, sustainability in hunt for sea otters

PeterWilliams_smSitkan Peter Williams is an artist who makes a variety of garments and craft objects from the hides and fur of seals and sea otters -- marine mammals that he hunts himself. But Williams did not grow up hunting. He discovered it as an adult, and discovered himself as he learned how to hunt. In order for Williams to expand his business and career, he’d like to sell work outside the state. In fact, he’d like to enter the fur trade on the Eastern seaboard.  Subscribe in a reader

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Magazine names Sitka among best small towns to visit

fea_westerdamAccording to Smithsonian Magazine, Sitka is one of the top 20 small towns to visit in the United States this year. Sitka came in at No. 9 on the list, just after Los Alamos, N.M., and right before Provincetown, Mass.

‘Choose Respect’ march set for Thursday

Sitka's "Choose Respect" march is set for Thursday, March 28, from Totem Square to the Crescent Harbor shelter. State officials will be on hand, as will Sitkans, to take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. Martina Kurzer and Katie Davis talk about the statewide "Choose Respect" campaign.