Author Archives: Emily Kwong and Rachel Waldholz, KCAW

147 years later, a changing of the flags on Castle Hill

Keeley LaRose came with her family to watch the ceremony (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)Sitka celebrated the 147th anniversary of the Alaska transfer on Saturday (10-18-14) with a big parade and a period reenactment.

Stardust Tix Still On Sale

Stardust2014_webStardust Ball tickets are still on sale at Old Harbor Books. Tickets are $35. You must be 21 or older to attend and IDs are required. This event is a fundraiser for Raven Radio.

Sitka Womens’ Club awarding two $1000 scholarships for single mothers

Sheila Finkenbinder and Robin McNeilley spoke about upcoming events for the Sitka Womens' Club and two $1000 scholarships the organization will be awarding for single mothers.

Is Southeast Alaska safe for sea stars?

Sunflower star losing arms in Sitka aquarium. (Photo by  Taylor White/EarthFix)Sea stars, commonly known as starfish, have been vanishing from North America’s Pacific shoreline. Whatever is killing them has spread as far north as Sitka.

Man drowns in ANB Harbor

ANB Harbor (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)Sitka police say the 41-year-old fell off the main float at ANB harbor last Thursday afternoon.

Campaigning in Sitka, Dunbar takes on fisheries, mining

Democrat Forrest Dunbar campaigned in Sitka on August 7, 2014. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar says he will push to protect a key federal fishery law if he’s elected. He also voiced concerns about transboundary British Columbia mines during a Sitka campaign visit.

SHS wrestling talk about their young team and season progress

William Patrick, head coach of the Sitka High School wrestling team, joined players Curt Bartlett and Joshua Goeden of the 15-member team.

In run-up to Nov. 4 election, Chamber forum questions Samuelson, Kreiss-Tomkins

PHOTOHouse District candidates spoke at the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday (10-17-14). Incumbent Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and challenger Steven Samuelson fielded a mix of questions, some provided in advance by the Chamber and others sourced from the audience.

Listen to Sage Building History

sageHere's a program on the history of the Sage Building produced by Lisa Busch who interviewed Gil Truitt, Nancy Yaw Davis, Stacy Golden, Cleo Brylinsky, Heather Woody, Jay Stelzenmueller and Kathy Kyle.

Radio Theatre auditions this week for December performance

A host of radio plays will begin production this week, including a Western, a Sherlock Holmes period piece, and four John Longenbaugh plays. Directors Megan Pasternak and Suzan Brawnlyn were joined by producer Shannon Haugland of the Greater Sitka Arts Council Community Theater to talk about the staging of stories with sound.