Monthly Archives: November 2013

Girls on the Run needs volunteer coaches

SAFV staffer Elena Gustafson is coordinating the 6th season of Girls on the Run. The program needs a few more coaches willing to meet a couple of times a week with Keet Gooshi students beginning in February. For more information call the SAFV Shelter at 747-3370.

Mon Nov 25, 2013

KTUU and GCI continue negotiations, will keep Channel 2 on the air through December 6. Sitka television pioneer on sidelines of broadcast dispute. Silver Bay Seafoods fined $16,000 for tendering undersized crab. With five boats lost, Coast Guard urges Sitka owners to improve care for moored vessels. Petersburg mayor pleased to be back in legislative district with Sitka.

Fri Nov 22, 2013

School Board changes tack, will ask legislature for capital funding for academic materials. Former Apple executive pitches 1:1 Digital Initiative to Sitka Chamber. Sealaska McNeil meets with President Obama during tribal nations conference.

Raven Wants YOUR Opinion!

survey_ravenwebsmall We've been making a lot of changes over the last few months. Some have worked out well, and some still need adjusting. Please take a moment and fill out this short survey for us. Your answers will help us know more about how people are interacting with the station, as well as helping to form decisions about our Programming.

STA appoints Bell to Interim General Manager

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska appointed Allen Bell Interim General Manager. Tribal Chairman Michael Baines announced Bell’s appointment Thursday (11-21-13) and expressed confidence in the leadership and stability Bell will bring to the Tribe.

Silver Bay Seafoods fined for tendering undersized Tanner crab

The Sitka District Court has fined Silver Bay Seafoods $16,000 for tendering what State Troopers estimate to be over 3,000 pounds of undersized Tanner crab earlier this year.

Sitka television pioneer on sidelines of broadcast dispute

Dan_Etulain_250The dispute over rural television coverage started over 14 months ago, when GCI began negotiating for the purchase of the two NBC stations in Southeast, and one CBS station in Anchorage. At least one individual deeply involved in that transaction is surprised that GCI and KTUU are struggling to reach a deal. Sitka businessman Dan Etulain owned both KATH-TV in Juneau and KSCT-TV in Sitka until selling them to GCI on November 1.

Sealaska dividends total close to $12 million

Sealaska Plaza, left, in Juneau is home to the regional Native corporation’s headquarters. Winter dividends will be sent out or deposited starting Dec. 6. (Casey Kelly/KTOO)Most Sealaska shareholders will get a $713 check or direct deposit in about two weeks.

As boats sink, Coast Guard issues warning

The F/V Skeeter was hauled out of the water on November 22 after sinking in Eliason Harbor earlier in the month. (Photo courtesy of Stan Schoening)The Coast Guard is asking local boat owners to check their vessels after a spate of sinkings this fall. The F/V Skeeter was hauled out of the water on Friday, after it sank at its mooring in Eliason Harbor in early November. It is one of five boats that have gone down in area harbors since August.

She’s baaaack!

Melissa_M-W_250Morning host extraordinaire Melissa Marconi-Wentzel returned to the KCAW fold this October, bringing her unique blend of poise and warmth to our early AM weekday sound. Melissa has served both as program director (2007-2008) at Raven Radio, and as reporter (2004-2007), before taking some time to raise her family. Melissa's also wrapping up her degree in Communications at UAS, and plans to make broadcasting her career. "I knew I wanted to come back to Raven Radio," she says. "But when I sat down in that chair (in the air room) I knew that this is who I am." We never had any doubt!