Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

USCGC Maple changes command

IMG_6560The Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony aboard the Cutter Maple in Sitka yesterday morning (06-23-16). Beneath blue skies, Lieutenant Commander Mike Newell transferred command of the 225-buoy tender to Lieutenant Commander Patrick Armstrong.

‘Invasives Week’ efforts still focused on Sitka’s D.vex

D. vex grows in dense colonies. Although each individual is microscopic, together they form a dense mat resembling a sponge. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)It's Invasive Species Awareness Week in Alaska. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey caught up with one of the state’s top invasive-fighters, Tammy Davis, as she coordinated a dive team in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor.

Sun after dark

The Norwegian Sun at anchor in Sitka Thursday evening. (KCAW photo/Rich McClear)The cruise ship Norwegian Sun was delayed in Sitka Thursday night (6-23-16) due to a mechanical problem with the anchor gear.

Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism

2014-15 Fellow Emily Kwong enjoys one of the perks of Sitka's maritime environment.The application period is now open for KCAW's Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism. This 30-week program is an opportunity for a recent Journalism school graduate or established print reporter to build a portfolio in broadcasting. The application deadline is Friday, July 22, 2016. The Fellowship starts in mid-September.

Sitka schools catch quarter-million budget break

After months of meetings and wrangling over the 2017 budget, the Sitka School board learned that fiscal year 2016, which ends in a week, will close out with a quarter-million dollar surplus.

Health Summit celebrates 10-year anniversary

11046205_946609588683264_7443387637216042731_nThe Sitka Health Summit celebrates its 10th Anniversary this fall. Coalition members Doug Osborne and Tamie Parker Song provide a sneak preview of this year's summit, which will be held on Friday, October 21st.

Volunteers retrieve injured hiker from Verstovia Trail

39188ef9-f000-4bd9-af73-fb45e77f31a6Early Sunday evening, Sitka Mountain Rescue received word of an injured hiker on the Mt. Verstovia trail. Gregory Raschick of Sitka injured his knee at 1600 feet, while descending the mountain with a group of family and friends. Raschick is a longtime volunteer for Sitka Mountain Rescue, so he knew exactly what to do.

Sitka Summer Music Festival comes to a close this weekend

sitkaZuill Bailey, artistic director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival and violist Martin Sher joined us in the studio. Sher will be performing in several festival concerts this week.

Only Fools Run at Midnight! Pre-Registration $20 or $25 Night of the Race

Simple ImageOnly Fools Run at Midnight, a costume-clad evening of family fun and prizes is June 25th and registration is open now! The entry fee is $20 if you register before 5pm Friday, or $25 the night of the race. Prizes awarded for fastest finishers, best costumes, and wackiest centipede - 5 or more people attached in some form or fashion! Creativity encouraged!  We'll have t-shirts for the first 175 to register, and lots of entertainment and fun to keep folks wide awake for the midnight run. Click the photo for more information!

Celebrate July 4th with free root beer floats!

KCAW_4thJuly_SMALL2Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with Raven Radio and free root beer floats! Immediately after the parade, join us for lawn games and live music at the Cable House. We'll be ready to serve more than 500 root beer floats... so make sure you come and get yours! Thanks to Harry Race Soda Shop, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Sitka Sound Seafoods and Northern Sales for making this event possible!