Monthly Archives: August 2013

Obama addresses nation on possible Syria strike

KCAW News square-3Missed President Obama's speech about Syria on Tuesday night? You can watch it here, and link to ongoing coverage and background material about the crisis in Syria.

Huna Totem may build own dock without city grant

Johan Dybdahl, Icy Strait Point director of special projects, talks about the area's history as a cruise ship is anchored behind him. Huna Totem Corp. owns the attraction.Hoonah’s village Native corporation may build its own cruise-ship dock, bypassing a city effort funded by the Legislature.

Fri Aug 30, 2013

Semi flips on Sawmill Creek Road, police investigating. Greens Creek Mine looking for more room for tailings. Samuelson launches bid for House seat held by Kreiss-Tomkins.

Greens Creek Mine looks for more space

GREENSCREEKTWOTRUCKS_250The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island might have to shut down in 2016, unless it can find more room to dispose of its spent ore. Mike Satre, the manager of government and community relations for the Hecla Mining Company, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week that Greens Creek was undertaking an extensive permitting process to increase the area where it can put the spent ore, known in the industry as “tailings.”

Ballering’s fiction strives for authentic interactions

Sitka Fellow Zoe Ballering is writing a novel about a Wisconsin family whose history includes two acts of domestic terrorism, one in the 1930s and another in the 1970s. She'll be reading from her work at an Open Studio, 5-7 PM Fri Aug 30 at the Yaw Art Center on the Sheldon Jackson Campus.

Thu Aug 29, 2013

Cape Edgecumbe weather buoy returned to service. More students likely to do poorly on new state assessment tests in 2015. Ketchikan area power project could send electricity to Canada.

Police investigating truck accident in Sitka

truckflip 082913-2Sitka police Lt. Barry Allen says authorities responded around 10:15 p.m. to a call from a passing motorist who saw the truck on its side. The driver, who was uninjured, told police his load shifted as he came around a corner.

Critical Sitka weather buoy back in service

Coast Guard, NOAA return weather buoy to service in Southeast AlaskaThe buoy has a tendency to break free from its anchor. The Coast Guard Cutter Maple, which is home-ported in Sitka, picked up the buoy in September 2012, after it spent six days adrift.

State blocks $15 million Hoonah dock grant

Zipline riders watch a cruise ship anchored near Hoonah's Icy Strait Point tourist attraction as they descend. The state is blocking a grant to build a new cruise-ship dock because the attraction and cruise lines object to its location. Photo Courtesy Icy Strait Point.State officials say they’ll withdraw funding for a $15 million Hoonah dock unless the Southeast city changes its location.

KCAW changes morning lineup (and Holly tells all!)

KCAW news director Robert Woolsey explains the new morning clock, and the changes at NPR news delivery that make it a good move. Plus Holly Keen admits to finding love on the air!