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KCAW news director Robert Woolsey and news fellow Emily Forman strain under the weight of their championship trophy. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey and Emily Forman captured first place for Raven Radio in the Corporate Division of the 30th Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon on Saturday (5-17-14). JHT veteran Woolsey, team captain and lead strategist, anchored the bicycle leg, and opted to put Forman, a 28-year-old former collegiate swimmer in the pool and on the running course. The tactic worked: KCAW’s main rivals all fled the division leaving the Ravens a clear path to the championship.
105 competitors participated in the event, which was created 30 years ago by Bill and Carol Hughes in memory of their daughter Julie, a high-school swimmer who died of leukemia. Julie’s sister, Susan Suarez, won this year’s family relay with her two sons — one of several multi-generational teams that have competed in Alaska’s oldest continuously-held triathlon.
On July 7, 2014, KCAW News broadcast a special report from the Center for Investigative Reporting on the aftermath of the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017, and its impact on the culture of accountability in the Coast Guard. On the same day, the co-pilot and lone survivor, Lt. Lance Leone, revisited the crash site to talk with the Quileute Tribe fishermen who pulled him from the ocean. Former KCAW reporter Ed Ronco accompanied Leone on his return to La Push, Washington -- his last as an officer in the Coast Guard. more
Mother Nature rattled Northern Southeast this morning (7-25-14) with and magnitude 5.9 earthquake and several dozen aftershocks. The quake appeared to have damaged internet and cell service to thousands of Southeast residents. Service providers suspect damage to an underwater fiber-optic cable, but the cable's owner, Alaska Communications Systems, has not released any information. more