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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 TONIGHT! Join us for a costume-clad evening of family fun, prizes and mayhem at the fire hall. Registration online is now closed. Tonight registration begins at 10:30pm and is $25. Prizes awarded for fastest finishers, best costumes, and wackiest centipede - 5 or more people attached in some form or fashion! Creativity encouraged! The costume contest starts at 11:30pm and the race begins promptly at 11:59pm. 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.

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 Monday's parade, join us for lawn games and live music by Los Shotgun Locos 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 and Sitka Sound Seafoods and Baranof Island Brewing Company for making this possible!

Hoonah Native corporation names new CEO

Russell Dick will take over as Huna Totem CEO this fall. The Native corporation for Hoonah operates the Icy Strait Point tourist attraction. (File photo)Huna Totem Corp. will soon have its first shareholder CEO. Board of Directors Chairman Russell Dick will become the corporation’s CEO and president Oct. 1.

Middle school campers stage final performances

sitka-fine-arts-camp-alaskadsc_1235Roger Schmidt, director of Sitka Fine Arts Camp (SFAC) and faculty member Dan Lendzian preview upcoming performances by middle school campers who have been at the camp since June 12th.