Pipe busted? Who you gonna call?
Think about this: If you really need accurate, timely information about a major news event in Sitka, where do you turn? On Friday, September 13, 2013 — or “Brown Friday,” to those lucky enough to have any water pressure! — Sitka’s water main broke in two places under Sawmill Creek Road, drying out much of the town. In addition to our immediate on-air information, KCAW also posted updates to our website and Facebook page. Over the course of the afternoon, public works director Michael Harmon began posting updates directly to our Facebook page. Even the Public Works Department phone greeting referred callers to KCAW’s Facebook page. That day, KCAW’s posts were viewed over 7,000 times. How do YOU make a difference when disaster calls? Please support community broadcasting in Sitka. Contribute now.
Ohio-based poet Nikki Zielinski is the artist-in-residence at the Island Institute this October-November. She originally planned to work on poetry revisions while here, but she's been surprised by the beauty of Sitka, the bears wandering our streets, and the way "wildness presses in" on civilization here. Zielinski will host a workshop/reading 6:30 PM November 2 at the Island Institute. Downloadable audio. more
ALFA's Linda Behnken and Dan Falvey update listeners on two software workshops on bathymetric charting software with Nobletec, at the Sitka Sound Science Center on October 24 & 25. In addition, ALFA is sponsoring energy audits on fishing boats with a licensed marine engineer throughout the week. A workshop this Saturday, Oct 29, at noon in the Westmark Sitka will present data and ideas for efficiency discovered in the audits. And finally, there will be a series of workshops for longliners considering switching to pot gear, beginning at 10 AM on Friday Oct 28 and Saturday Oct 29 and running throughout the day. For complete information visit the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association online. Downloadable audio. more