Author Archives: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Election forum: School board candidates tackle standards, numbers

140930_Fulton_Conley_kwongSitka School Board candidates Tim Fulton and Tom Conley took listener questions for 90-minutes Tuesday evening (9-30-14). With only two veteran candidates running for two open seats, the discussion focused more on the immediate issues facing the district rather than policy differences.

Termination dust, in verse

Clarence Kramer Peak reflected in Beaver Lake. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)More so than any particular date on the calendar, natural events mark the seasons in Southeast Alaska. The arrival of herring in the spring, the first hummingbirds, the salmon run, flocks of Canada geese and swans headed south, and finally this lovely sugar-coating of snow called "termination dust."

Election forum: Assembly candidates answer your questions

Candidates for the Sitka Assembly (clockwise): Steven Eisenbeisz, Thor Christianson, Aaron Wamsley, Tristan Guevin, Lillian Feldpausch. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)On Monday, September 30th, four of the five candidates for Sitka Assembly came into our studio to discuss their ideas and positions in the lead-up to the October 7th election. Two seats are available on the assembly.

Dr. Vega: Doc Talk on STIs set for tonight

Dr. Irbert Vega of SEARHC demystifies sexually transmitted infections and treatment options. Alongside Cindy Edwards, he invites all Sitkans to a Doc Talk tonight at the Hames Center at 7pm.

Raven Rave: Columbus Wichman

Columbus loves Raven Radio so much that he donates his time as an on-air host and he supports the station financially. You too can help support this station by pledging your financial support now at http://bit.ly/SupportRaven. Help us reach our Fall Drive goal of $63,000!

20 Years of Xtratuf

101-IMG_2808 Here in Sitka, we marked the end of the visitor season with the 20th Annual Running of the Boots - Sitka's answer to the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain. It combines a very short road race with a very elaborate costume contest.

Candidate statement: Orion Hughes-Knowles

On October 7th, the citizens of Sitka will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights by selecting a new mayor. There are two choices on the ballot this year; the incumbent Mayor Mim McConnell, and myself, Orion Hughes-Knowles. I am extremely excited to be involved in this election, especially against such a worthy opponent.

Translator Communities back on the air!

on_the_airOver the last couple of days, our translator communities have had intermittent signal outages. With help from our engineers, we've located the problem, and it should be all fixed! Thanks so much for your patience, and a big thank you to everyone who called in and let us know when problems arose!

Hughes-Knowles brings perspective, choice to mayor’s race

140911_Hughes-Knowles_woolseyHughes-Knowles became interested in running for mayor when he saw an ad in the Daily Sitka Sentinel soliciting candidates for municipal office. in fact, the level of political apathy shocked him. Hughes-Knowles says people like state representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and assembly member Matt Hunter have helped revive his generation’s attention to local politics. But more are needed.

Volleyball round table with Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe

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Taryn White from Mt. Edgecumbe High School joined Coach Natalie Voron and players Natalie Galanin and Elle Gray from Sitka High School to talk about their mid-season progress. … more