Sitka Fellow Bene Rollman and program facilitator Ben Seretan visit the KCAW studio to discuss the Island Institute’s Sitka Fellows Program, a seven-week residency on the Sheldon Jackson Campus for thinkers, builders and visionaries under 30. Rollman is an illustrator based in Berlin, and talks about his artistic influences and what attendees to his Wednesday evening (Aug. 6, 8 p.m. in the Yaw Chapel) collage workshop can expect.
The Morning Interview
Island Institute’s Sitka Fellows Program
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more