Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ferry’s driver discount gone after winter 2014

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Drivers will continue to travel free on the Alaska Marine Highway, at least through next April. That’s according to a schedule released by the state-run ferry system on Friday. more

Land trusts: A passion for the ‘doable’

Randy Hughey_thmb Twenty-five years ago, it could be done on one income. Nowadays, buying a home is out of reach for a lot of two-income families. Randy Hughey would like to change that. The recently-retired high school shop teacher wants his grown children to have the same opportunity to build a life in Sitka that he did. more

NPS ‘National Trails Day’ events set for Saturday

Carin Farley, chief ranger of Sitka National Historical Park, discusses the schedule for National Trails Day tomorrow (6-1-13). Events will be held every hour, on the hour, from 8-5 PM. more

Fri May 31, 2013

Sitka school officials ‘infuriated’ by USFS request for return of schools funding. Sitka food co-op eyes larger operation in the future. Assembly authorizes design of Kettleson Library expansion. more

Food co-op eyes future growth

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A group of Sitka residents who got together informally last year to buy bulk natural foods have organized a co-op, and have set their sights on possibly a larger retail operation in the future. The group recently brought in a professional consultant to examine the prospects for scaling up their non-profit grocery operation. more

Chamber music to take over Sitka in June

Sitka Summer Music Festival artistic director, Zuill Bailey, and executive director Kayla Boettcher discuss the 2013 season. Visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival online for full details. more

Thu May 30, 2013

Coast Guard crash survivor removed from promotions list. Sealaska sells global logistics business. Forest Service chief encounters push back after asking for return of SRS funding. more

Our fair fellow

KCAW 2012-13 Post-Graduate Fellow Anne Brice, with reporter Ed Ronco.

Anne Brice, Raven Radio’s first Post-Graduate Fellow in Community Journalism, completed her 30-week assignment at the station today (5-29-13). Her work covered a wide range of stories: everything from the Alaska Day Parade to a multi-part series on teens in … more

Secretary’s denial could end CG crash survivor’s career

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Lt. Lance Leone was one of four people aboard an Air Station Sitka helicopter when it crashed off the coast of Washington state in 2010. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signed an order last week removing him from the list of officers scheduled for promotion. more

The Principal Songs

Bernie and his daughters Belle and Pearl @ the Albuquerque Isotopes ( formerly Dukes) Triple AAA Baseball games last summer.

Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s Academic Principal Bernie Gurule’s philosophy is to enjoy every day…and see as much live music as possible! Clearly a music lover, Bernie brought ten great songs to his “deserted island”, along with some great stories and … more