Author Archives: Ed Ronco, KCAW

‘P.A.’ at 100: Proud of its history, hopeful for the future


Port Alexander, on the southern tip of Baranof Island, marked its centennial this year. KCAW takes a look at how “P.A.” became a city, and how its residents hope remembering a strong history will ensure a bright future. This is the first of two parts. more

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

School board candidates field your questions during on-air forum. No commercial red or blue king crab fishery in SE this year. Hoonah man recovering from bear mauling. more

Thurs., Sept. 26, 2013

Congress renews funding important to Sitka, other SE cities. Health care industry an important economic driver in region. Federal official explains health insurance exchanges. more

Wed., Sept. 25, 2013

Sitka electric rates to increase 10 percent. BIHA gets green light to double quarry size. Alaska a national leader in healthy births. more

BIHA quarry neighbors share safety concerns

The Assembly last night gave approval to a 20-year permit that would allow the public housing organization to expand the rock pit. It would go from 18.8 acres to about 36. more

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Observer program suspended as funds run out. Dead whale near Kake might have died from ship strike. Health Care in Southeast, Part 1: Insurance options limited for self employed, including commercial fishermen. more

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We’re putting the candidates on the air this week, and we want them to hear from you. more

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

USCG hoists woman, 72, from cruise ship near Sitka. Courtright hopes to bring teacher’s perspective to school board. Southeast Conference wants to change Tongass management. Auditions tomorrow for musical in new Odess theater. more

USCG hoists woman, 72, from cruise ship

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A helicopter from Air Station Sitka met up with the 952-foot vessel in Icy Strait. According to Coast Guard video, the incident happened around 6:45 p.m. more

Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

Garrison hopes for third term on Sitka school board. TV show will give makeover to Alaska’s oldest hotel. Feds take wait-and-see stance on Petersburg’s aggressive sea lions. more