Author Archives: KCAW News

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.

With the snip of a ribbon, Blue Lake project is complete

08-IMG_9114Although there are a lot of loose ends to tie up, the Blue Lake Expansion Project came to a formal close in Sitka Wednesday (11-13-14) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new powerhouse.

Tribal Council election draws 174 voters, some turnover

The candidates for Tribal Council took audience questions last Sunday (11-2-14). The event was organized to encourage voting. (Mike Hicks/KCAW photo)The Sitka Tribal Council will see some turnover if the unofficial results of Tuesday’s (11-11-14) election hold up. Even fewer voters than usual, 174, turned out to decide who will control Sitka’s federally-recognized tribal government.

Farmer brings chickens, romance to Sitka’s library

Robb Farmer was impressed by Kettleson's temporary move to Stratton. "If they hadn't told me it had moved, I wouldn't know it had moved!" (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)Sitka’s got a new public library director who knows he’s got some big shoes to fill. But Robb Farmer calls himself an ideas man, and he’s looking forward to maintaining the momentum of Kettleson Library’s best programs, while introducing some of his own -- including backyard chicken farming and library speed dating.

NPR adjusts Morning Edition and All Things Considered


Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day. Beginning on Monday, November … more

Gustafson: Boys Run hosts 5K this Saturday

Elena Gustafson, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), is joined by young runners to talk about the pilot year of the Boys Run program and this weekend's 5K Fun Run.

Doc Talk tonight on contraception options for men and women

Ellexis Howey and Cindy Edwards preview today's Doc Talk [11-12-14] about contraception options for men and women, led by Dr. Kristen Widmer.