Author Archives: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Another deer found with wire snare near Sitka

ADF&G tech Holley Dennison loads the doe into a truck at the Hames Center, for a trip back to the woods to recover. (ADF&G photo/Phil Mooney)A second deer is on the mend, after being caught in a wire snare in downtown Sitka. State Fish & Game biologist Phil Mooney shot the doe with a tranquilizer dart Tuesday (9-16-14) near the Hames Center. Like a deer captured last Friday, this animal also had a smooth wire around its neck.

DDF practice meet works out the kinks

DDF (Drama, Debate, and Forensics) has one of the longest seasons in the school year. It all got started last weekend with a practice meet hosted by Sitka High. Sitka seniors Ceilia Lubin and Michael Boose, and MEHS junior Hayley Stumpf and sophomore Breezianne McClenahan, discuss some of their events. With SHS coach Stefanie Ask.

Raven Rave: Jeff Budd

JeffBudd_ElvisJeff Budd loves "a whole bunch of things" about Raven Radio. Listen to his reasons, and then show your support by becoming a member here!

Ensnared doe recovering after wire loop removed

The doe suffered only minor injuries from the wire. The GPS collar will release on its own next summer. (ADF&G photo/Phil Mooney)A deer found with a wire around its neck near Sitka has was safely released by wildlife authorities late last week. But another deer may be suffering from the same -- possibly malicious -- predicament. Phil Mooney, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, successfully darted and tranquilized the adult doe near the Indian River Road on Friday (9-12-14).

Despite embargo, salmon caviar grows on everyone — but us!

140915_RachelWaldholz_mcclearWhen Alaskans fish for salmon, most are hoping to bring home those gorgeous -- not to mention delicious -- red fillets for the barbecue, freezer, or canning jar. When the fish are cleaned, the long skeins of pink or red eggs often go overboard with everything else. Not so in the commercial fishing industry, where salmon eggs -- or roe -- have become big business. Russia’s embargo of American seafood has been a setback to Alaska’s caviar industry, but demand for the product is growing elsewhere.

Improving mealtime experience for dementia sufferers

Lois Denherder, occupational therapist, and Fr. Michael Boyle, speech therapist, discuss how to make dining more enjoyable and successful for patients suffering from dementia. They'll present at a free Brave Heart caregiver's support luncheon at noon Wednesday, September 17, in the Pioneers Home Manager's House.

Be the bedrock

IMG_1355Raven Radio exists thanks to volunteer efforts to create a community owned radio station more than 30 years ago. Today, while you might only know Raven Radio from this website, your contribution is still the bedrock of support for the next generation to stand on. The amount isn't important. Your help is. Thank you!

Aurora Saturday night?

latest_goes15The sun is excited, creating a solar storm peaking at earth on Saturday, September 13th. With Sitka's forecast for partly cloudy skies, we may see a great aurora borealis! Share the news and take a minute to support Raven Radio! Thank you!

Stardust is coming!

Dusty45sRaven Radio's Stardust Ball is Saturday, October 25th featuring Seattle dance band the Dusty 45s. Tickets are $35 and go on sale for "mug level" members of Raven Radio at 9am on Wednesday, October 15th at Raven Radio. All remaining tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday, October 16th at Old Harbor Books. Now is the time to renew or upgrade your membership and help support the station and events like this. Pledge now!

New school board member jumps in

Senior Kaya Duguay replaces JD Murphy as the Sitka School Board's student member. Duguay  demonstrated early acumen for the job. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Even though municipal elections are a few weeks away, the Sitka School Board seated its newest member Wednesday night (9-11-14). Sitka senior Kaya Duguay has already attended several board meetings and activities. She participated in an all-day goal-setting session with the full board last month. She also did not hesitate to contribute meaningfully to her first full meeting.