Monthly Archives: September 2013

Michael Mao to debut work in Sitka

Choreographer Michael Mao (via phone, from NYC) discusses a new piece he'll premiere in Sitka with his dance company on October 5. Mao will also hold workshops for local dance students on October 3 & 4. For complete information, visit the Sitka Fine Arts Camp online. With SFAC's Kenley Jackson and Roger Schmidt.

Health summit to choose goals for ’14 in epic planning day

SEARHC health educator Doug Osborne discusses the annual Sitka Health Summit Planning Day, Friday September 27, at Sweetland Hall. He says organizers will select two goals to pursue to improve community wellness over the next year.

Candidates tackle legislature, standards in school board forum

Lon_Stephen_comp_250Sitka voters next Tuesday will choose between two candidates for one seat on the Sitka school board. Lon Garrison is a six-year veteran of the board, the current president, and the group’s lead legislative strategist. Challenger Stephen Courtright is in his ninth year as a professional educator, and has developed strong views around the interaction of policy and the classroom. The pair answered questions from the public in a live candidate forum Wednesday evening (9-25-13).

Thurs., Sept. 26, 2013

Congress renews funding important to Sitka, other SE cities. Health care industry an important economic driver in region. Federal official explains health insurance exchanges.

Sitka schools face unprecedented challenges

Garrison_100 Candidate statements are a listener service of Raven Radio -- not an endorsement of the candidate. All candidates for municipal office have been offered the same opportunity. Hello, my name is Lon Garrison and I am running for the Sitka School Board. I was first elected to the board in 2007 and then again in 2010, this will be my third time running for the board. I believe this is a critically important election. The Sitka school board and public education as a whole are facing unprecedented challenges and potential changes.

Wed., Sept. 25, 2013

Sitka electric rates to increase 10 percent. BIHA gets green light to double quarry size. Alaska a national leader in healthy births.

Pipe busted? Who you gonna call?

Foster_on_bikeThink 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 Sitka's water main broke in two places under Sawmill Creek Road, drying out much of the town. Over the course of the afternoon, public works director Michael Harmon began posting updates directly to our Facebook page. By day's end, 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.

SHS XCountry the team to beat in Saturday’s regionals

Seniors Joey Inman and Alec Duncan report that the Sitka boys are the team to beat in the 3A Regional Cross-Country meet to be held in Sitka this Saturday (9-28-13). Freshman girls' runner Zoe Krupa says her seven-member team has shown steady improvement over the season, and is hoping for a strong showing this weekend. With KCAW's Brian Hanson.

BIHA quarry neighbors share safety concerns

The Assembly last night gave approval to a 20-year permit that would allow the public housing organization to expand the rock pit. It would go from 18.8 acres to about 36.

Our schools heading for crisis

COURTRIGHT_100Candidate statements are a listener service of Raven Radio -- not an endorsement of the candidate. All candidates for municipal office have been offered the same opportunity. My name is Stephen Courtright, candidate for Sitka School Board. We are at a time of crisis in the history of public education in the United States. Numerous forces are conspiring to devalue the importance of professional educators, to defund our children’s learning, and to minimize the importance of community schools.