Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

Coast Guard rescues charter fisherman

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 69-year-old man from a charter vessel Tuesday morning (07-19-16) from Snipe Bay, 40 nautical miles south of Sitka.

Workshops open to the public at Sitka Arts and Science Festival

static1.squarespaceSession 1 of the Sitka Arts & Science Festival is this week, and workshop leaders Rob Dunbar and Clark Mishler joined us in the studio to talk about the event. Downloadable audio

Drug-free coalition wins $600,000 grant for Sitka

IMG_7326The state’s Division of Health and Social Services awarded Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services and the HOPE Coalition a grant of $150,000 per year, for up to four years, to address prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Sitka.

Temporary outage for online stream and translator broadcast

pleasestandby_webBecause of an outage with ACS, Raven Radio's online stream and broadcast to our translator communities is temporarily down. ACS has estimated that the problem will be resolved around 7 pm tonight (7-15-16). Thank you for your patience.

Sitka Cello Seminar to conclude with annual “Cellobration”

Cello_SeminarZuill Bailey, artistic director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and Melissa Kraut, master teacher at this summer's Cello Seminar, joined us in the studio to discuss upcoming events. Downloadable audio

Assembly cracks down on bad debts

16363037299_4cb5c4d815_z-500x281At their regular meeting Tuesday night (07-12-16), the Sitka Assembly passed - on second and final reading - a comprehensive revision of Sitka’s credit and debt collection policy.

Coast Guard cadets study kelp in six-week internship

kelp-forest-11-14-14-thumb-600x375-83938Two cadets with the US Coast Guard Academy have just completed a six-week science internship at the Sitka Sound Science Center, where they participated in a kelp study.

VIDEO: Air crew rescues injured hiker from Mt. Verstovia

Michigan resident Debra Valentine is brought aboard an Air Station Sitka rescue helicopter. (USCG image)An Air Station Sitka helicopter crew rescued a woman off of Mt. Verstovia Tuesday evening (7-12-16), after she fell and injured her knee.

Deacon’s music a bell-towering achievement

bells 1The bells at St. Michael’s Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka are ringing again after a temporary hiatus. Thanks to a new deacon with musical abilities and no fear of heights, you’ll hear them ringing most days at 11:55. Downloadable audio

Sitka Jazz Week in full swing

Sitka-Jazz-WeekSitka Jazz Week is in full swing! Christian Fabian and Ed Littlefield of the Native Jazz Quartet are joined by Grammy-winning singer Cheryl Bentyne, of the vocal group Manhattan Transfer. Downloadable audio