From the Vault: Trolling, bluegrass & a pie in the face
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Leandra (Mary) Baker
This edition “From the Vault” presents a 1991 edition of Fin & Feather with host Eric Jordan interviewing long time Sitka troller Hap Saviko about the history of commercial trolling in the area. Listen below.
There’s also a retrospective collage of radio pieces by former Raven Radio Production Director Leandra (Mary) Bakerand Program Director Jake Schumacher, also known as Mollie and the Colonel from their Friday morning radio program of the same name.
Finally here’s a regional program from the 1980′s called Arts Southeast featuring an interview with visititing puppeteers by former KCAW Program Director Marika Partridge and an interview with Sitkan Dan Keck of the Sitka Bluegrass Band.
After 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet. Walt Dangel, one of the original powerhouse operators at Blue Lake, threw the switches turning off the plant in a small decommissioning ceremony Monday morning (8-18-14). Dangel was assisted by Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior plant operator. The two old turbines produce a combined 6 megawatts of power. They’re being replaced by three new turbines that will produce 16 megawatts. more
Sitka Fellow Rachel Baxter discusses her work as a multimedia artist and printmaker. Baxter will host a free experimental drawing workshop on Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30p.m. The workshop will focus on fumage, the act of drawing with smoke. more