Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mt. Edgecumbe’s Kanuk brings home NYO gold

Alice Strick of Wasilla tied the world record of 78 inches in the Two-foot High Kick at the 2011 NYO Games. Mt. Edgecumbe's Johanna Bouker took fifth this year, with a kick of 70". (ACVB photo by Roy Neese)A Mt. Edgecumbe High School student brought home gold from the Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage over the weekend (Apr 26-27, 2013). Nelson Kanuk, a senior from Kipnuk, took first place in the boys Seal Hop. Kanuk covered nearly 135-feet in the agonizing event.

‘Day of loss’ as Bill Brady center closes its doors

bbhc spoonTuesday was the last day of operation for the Bill Brady Healing Center. The inpatient drug-and-alcohol rehab program has existed in its current form since 1996. As employees packed up their desks, they told KCAW that working at the center was more than a job.

Museums, attractions gear up for more ships, passengers (+ slideshow)

Four armed, armored figures display Tlingit war gear created by Sitka's Tommy Joseph as part of the Alaska State Museum's "Rainforest Warriors" exhibit. It's one of three Alaska shows tourists will see this season. Click here to watch a slideshow from the exhibit and Kay Field Parker’s “Playing with Lightning.”Alaska’s tour industry expects more people to visit the state this year. More and larger cruise ships are on their way, bringing visitors through Southeast and across the Gulf of Alaska.

Hospital garage sale, ‘Poker Run’ set for Saturday

Sitka Community Hospital nurses Elizabeth Faulkner and Alissa Sexton outline the schedule for this Saturday's (5-4-13) garage sale and Poker Run. Participants can win credits toward a variety of services at the hospital.

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Tue Apr 30, 2013

More, larger cruise ships to visit Alaska this summer. Sitka to receive 105,000 passengers, down from 114,000 last year. Juneau paddlers okay after traditional canoes lost en route to Kake. Haines to build private "veterans village."

MEHS, SHS students to share science

Kitty LaBounty, Ashley Bolwerk and Wendy Alderson explain science sharing, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at UAS. The event features students sharing their science projects with members of the community. It's free and open to the public.

Mon April 29, 2013

Sitka girl, 15, shaves head for childhood cancer research. Finnish education reform advocate Pasi Sahlberg to speak in Sitka this afternoon. Kreiss-Tomkins reflects on his first session in the Alaska House.

Sitka girl, 15, shaves head for childhood cancer research

celia04Over the past decade, St. Baldrick’s Day has become a major fundraising event for pediatric cancer research. It all began in 1999 when a group of insurance executives in Manhattan shaved their heads in solidarity with young cancer patients. The majority of participants in the event are males, but a few daring women join them. And in Sitka last Friday, a teenage girl decided to take the plunge, raising nearly $3,000 in the process.

Finnish education expert presents views in Sitka

Pasi Sahlberg feaPasi Sahlberg is a professor of education in Finland, as well as an author and lecturer. His book, “Finnish Lessons,” discusses Finland’s education system, consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Alaska Airlines adds outlets, but not on Southeast flights

Power and USB outlers are part of new seats being installed on some Alaska Airlines jets. Photo courtesy the airline.Alaska Airlines is installing passenger power outlets on many of its planes.