Author Archives: Vanessa Walker, KCAW

Postcard: Sitka grads on new journey

The class of 2015 takes in Bob Potrzuski's commencement address.  (KCAW photo/ Vanessa Walker)A new batch of Sitka High School seniors graduated Tuesday (5-26-2015) night. It was a joyous but somber goodbye to their home away from home.

July 4th Farmers Market seeking new vendors

Debe Brincefield, the Manager of the Sitka Farmers Market, is welcoming vendors old and new to participate. Interested vendors can find the registration forms and regulations at the Sitka Local Foods Network website. Downloadable audio.

Register for Only Fools Run at Midnight!

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Mark your calendars! Southeast Alaska’s wildest running series, Only Fools Run at Midnight is coming up on June 20th! This year Raven Radio is teaming up with Southeast Alaska Independent Living to bring you this costume-clad evening full of fun … more

Leah Abramson: Two species, one song

leah_abramson1Singer/songwriter Leah Abramson's latest project connects -- through song -- the lives and experiences of a resident pod of killer whales near Vancouver with her own family's history in the Holocaust. Downloadable audio.

Sitka derby leader wouldn’t mind a bigger fish

Derby leader Bert Edenso says his king didn't behave like a big one. "There wasn't much of a battle." (SSA photo/Eric Jordan)The leader in the 60th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby is not resting on his 42.6-pound laurels. In fact, he’s going to go out next weekend looking for a bigger fish.

Meet Jasmine Molina, a 12-year-old ambassador

22AK_Jasmine1Sitka’s Filipino population has grown substantially in the past five years, but there remains no formal system to help new students transition to school. That is, until Jasmine came to town.

With fish in the sea, danger of eagles on the runway

ak-birds-2As fishing season moves into full swing, so does the workload of the staff who haze birds off of Sitka’s runway. David Tresham wants to remind Sitkans to practice good etiquette on the water to ensure safe travels in the sky.

Pacific High graduates Class of 2015

3-IMG_1259At the Pacific High graduation last Thursday (05-21-15), five students donned robes for a ceremony at Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. It was a full house as the all-Native Alaskan class took the stage.

SCS is calling all bikers!

Sophie Nethercut and Sarah Komisar of the Sitka Conservation Society were joined by Aaron Prussian, a local cyclist, to talk about this Saturday's (05-23-15) community bike ride and cookout. Downloadable audio.

Walk MS seeks to build connections

11012938_962130293820110_38538037080717165_nColleen Dalquist and Patricia Atkinson are the local coordinators of Walk MS, a national initiative to connect people living with MS and their caregivers. Dalquist and Atkinson decided to bring the walk to Sitka this year and to share their personal experiences. Sitka's Walk MS will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Downloadable audio.