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Sitka’s historic Cable House, home of Raven Radio, is older than the medium it hosts…but just barely. The Cable House was built in 1907-8 as part of the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System. Meanwhile, the first-ever public radio broadcast took place in 1910 (bonus points if you can tell us what was in that first radio transmission!)
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On a day that seemed almost guaranteed to produce no record times, two Sitka women on Saturday (7-19-14) crushed the course record in the 21st Alpine Adventure Run. Tasha Folsom took first place in the women’s event, with a time of 1:18:10 -- a full two minutes faster than the record set last year by New York runner Emily deLaBruyere. Second-place woman Emily Routon also beat last year's record time. more
A father-son team from Sitka has completed a six-month run across the United States. Brett and David Wilcox ran into Ocean City, New Jersey, on Saturday (7-19-14), after covering 3,000 miles on foot. The project was intended to raise awareness about the hazards of genetically-modified foods. more