Month: January 2014

In Sitka, Lt. Gov Treadwell talks Senate run

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is seeking the Republican nomination to run against Democrat Mark Begich for the U.S. Senate, in a race that’s drawing nationwide attention. Speaking to KCAW during a stop in Sitka, Treadwell talked public lands, personal privacy, and what, exactly he means by his campaign motto, “bringing decision-making home.”

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Tues Jan 28, 2014

The Sitka Assembly will hear a presentation on potential cuts to the community Ride bus program. A 19 year old man had a run-in with a sea lion at Seafood Producers Cooperation on Saturday. The Sitka Assembly discusses transferring a state-of-the-art Emergency Response Vessel from the Fire Department to the Harbor Department. Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell spoke with KCAW on Friday about public lands, personal privacy, and his campaign motto.

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Reassigned to Harbors, Sitka response boat may see more action

Every year Sitka has its share of maritime emergencies and remote rescue operations. Last December, for example, two hunters were seriously injured in Salisbury Sound when their boat slammed into a cliff in the narrows. And while that and other events often make headlines, you don’t often hear about the state-of-the-art Emergency Response Vessel Sitka has available to render aid. That’s because, in many cases, the $200,000 boat has remained tied up at the dock.

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Sea lion lunges at Sitka fisherman

A 19 year old Sitka man had a run-in with a sea lion at Seafood Producers Cooperative on Saturday. Alaska State Troopers say the man was sitting on the railing of a fishing vessel when a large bull pounced. The sea lion jumped out of the water and attempted to bite him — on the behind, causing the man to fall forward into the vessel.

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Deserted Island dead(a)head

You may have seen Dan Gunn behind the counter at the Hames Center working as an Americorp Volunteer for the last six months. But you may not know that Dan is a deadhead and while he’s never seen The Grateful Dead perform live (owing to the fact that he was eight years old when Jerry Garcia passed away) he grew up listening to bootleg tapes and the music stirs his soul. Dan was the castaway on Deserted Island on the 24th of January, 2014. Here is a recording of the show, his list of 10 songs he would choose to have while stranded, perhaps forever, and the one dessert he would have with him, since it is after all a deserted island.

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