Author Archives: KCAW News

Comer: Meet the new CEO of Sitka Community Hospital

Jeff Comer, the CEO of Sitka Community Hospital, outlines his three areas of focus to expand services in Sitka and within the region.

MEHS girls volleyball crowned state champions

The team went into the state championship undefeated and secured their victory in a tie breaking match. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo).On Saturday afternoon (11-15-14), the Mt. Edgecumbe Girlsā€™ Varsity Volleyball team won their State Championship after a nail biting tie-breaker against the Monroe Catholic Rams.

Coast Guard rescues stranded Sitkan

A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a hunter stranded south of Sitka on Wednesday morning (11-19-14), after his boat sank.

Medley of performances at Sitkans Can Dance on Saturday night

Jeff Budd of the Greater Sitka Arts Council (GSAC) joined teen dancers Kaya Duguay and Naquoia Bautista to talk about Sitkans Can Dance, a competition of both couples and soloists in various dance styles.

Honoring elders one drum beat at a time

Madison Roy-Mercer performs with the Naa Kahidi Dancers at a ceremony to honor elders. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo).On Saturday (11-18-14), over 70 elders were the guests of honor at a shared meal of herring eggs and venison stew at Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House.

Listen Here: On top of Denali

IMG_3830This week on Sitka Sports, Mike Vieira sat down with Dan Evans, Eric Speck, Don Lehman, and Gary Smith to discuss their voyage up Denali. If you missed the show, you can listen to the whole thing here!

Settles: Mindfulness meditation and dementia talk on Wednesday

Dr. Kevin Settles, a clinical psychologist with Neurobehavioral Consultants, will talk about how mindfulness meditation can people with early stage dementia.

Strength meets spirit at 5K Boys Run

Silas Demmert crosses the 5K finish line as Mandy Evans cheers him on. Demmert is part of SAFV's Boys Run program. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)On Saturday (11-15-14), the first class of Boys Run crossed the 5K finish line at Crescent Harbor shelter. The dual running and lifestyle program is designed to instill in young men a culture of respect and nonviolence.

Teaching Tlingit tradition, culture — and pride

Chuck Miller performs at a memorial. Miller says when he dances, he can feel his ancestors all around him. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Miller)With elders in the community growing older or already gone, Chuck Miller of the Sitka Native Education Program says it's his responsibility to pass along the teachings to the younger generation so they can grow up proud to be Tlingit.

Sitkan charged for possesion of fentanyl

A Sitka man is being held on drug charges in the state prison in Juneau, pending $12,000 in bail.