Raven Radio has had four General Managers in 30 years. Rich McClear was the very first and recently sat at his old desk. He wasn’t just enjoying the view of Sitka Channel though, he was editing a news story. Rich has been volunteering in the News Department for the last several weeks, filing stories from the ATIA conference among others. See his latest story on how the Sawmill Creek Road project came to pass here. Thanks Rich!
A deer found with a wire around its neck near Sitka has was safely released by wildlife authorities late last week. But another deer may be suffering from the same -- possibly malicious -- predicament. Phil Mooney, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, successfully darted and tranquilized the adult doe near the Indian River Road on Friday (9-12-14). more
When Alaskans fish for salmon, most are hoping to bring home those gorgeous -- not to mention delicious -- red fillets for the barbecue, freezer, or canning jar. When the fish are cleaned, the long skeins of pink or red eggs often go overboard with everything else. Not so in the commercial fishing industry, where salmon eggs -- or roe -- have become big business. Russia’s embargo of American seafood has been a setback to Alaska’s caviar industry, but demand for the product is growing elsewhere. more