Listen now: Historic Sitka in Stories
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If you missed the broadcast of the Potluck on June 23rd, or would like to hear it again, lifelong Sitkan Willis Osbakken tells stories of mid-20th Century Sitka. He talks about the sawmill, the Crescent (beach, current location of Crescent Harbor), bootlegging and the brewery that was almost on Sheldon Jackson Campus.
You can now hear the full audio again here!
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more