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New program highlight: Bulevar Latino!


Maite Lorente is a new programmer on Raven Radio, and she is bringing us an exciting new show every Saturday from 3:00-4:00 pm. Bulevar Latino is dedicated entirely to Latin rock and alternative music in Spanish, but you don’t need to … more

“Better than regular frisbee,” Ultimate tournament this Sunday

11703016_10155749706025247_1253708886437536423_nTaylor White and David Kreiss-Tomkins, coordinators for Sitka Ultimate, were joined by Fairbanks player Brad Bishop, to talk about the 10th Annual Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament this Sunday (07-26-15) at Krueger Soccer Field. The three players talk about what makes Ultimate Frisbee unique, which includes self-policing by the players (there are no referees), the physics behind Frisbee throwing, and epic layouts to catch these flying plastic discs.

Southeast cities ask for fewer ferry cuts

The ferry Taku sails into Juneau’s Auke Bay terminal. It’s tied up for the year, affecting Ketchikan seafood processors who transport their fish to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. (Photo by LCGS Russ/Wikimedia Commons)Southeast Alaska community leaders hope to restore some ferry sailings cut due to state budget reductions.

Coast Guard cadets find adventure, inspiration in summer internships

downloadAndrea Saldana, Aimee Valencia, and Karisa Maurer are rising seniors in the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut and are interning in Sitka for the summer. The cadet discuss their internship assignments and career plans in the Coast Guard. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans ‘can-do’ in community kitch

Sitka residents learn how to pickle and ferment fruits and vegetables at Sitka Kitch in mid-July. KCAW photo/Vanessa Walker.

Preserving food is an important activity for many Alaskans, but you’ve got to have the space and the know-how to do it safely. The Sitka Kitch opened its doors earlier this year, to give Sitkans access to a large, commercial … more

Thielke: “I think the easiest way to humanize big ideas is to put it in narrative”

djthielke_0D.J. Thielke is a fiction writer and one of six Sitka Fellows in residency at the Island Institute this summer. Much of her fiction has focused on the role of technology on identity in modern life. She is currently finishing and editing a collection of stories that focuses on this theme. In Sitka, her project is to do further research on a new story about the oil business and the way it shapes local economies associated with the rig. Downloadable audio.

“Be our guest” at the SFAC production of Beauty and the Beast

imagesThe Sitka Fine Arts Camp's (SFAC) is staging a full-scale production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with an all-student cast who put the entire show together in two weeks. WT McRae, musical director, said this is the Musical Theater Camp's most ambitious production yet. Two students from the production, Olivia Rivera and Victoria Ingram, play Mrs. Potts and the Wardrobe (aka Madame de la Grande Bouche). SFAC's Beauty and the Beast debuts on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Additional performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Downloadable audio.

National Parks to care for state historic sites in Sitka

Castle Hill, in downtown Sitka, is the best place to take in the full measure of the community's "cultural landscape." (Alaska Division of Parks photo)The federal government is stepping in to care for two of Alaska’s most important historic sites, after the legislature cut funding to state parks in Sitka. The city will look after a popular rec area.

2015 Alpine Adventure Run is “wet and wild”

75 runners competed in the 22nd annual Alpine Adventure Run. (Rachel Waldholz, KCAW)Seventy-five runners braved a wet Sitka morning on Saturday (7-18-15) for the 22nd annual Alpine Adventure Run.

Pelican is back on the air!

The signal is Pelican is back on the air after a corroded cable had caused disruption to the satellite receiving device. A huge thank you to Allen Stewart who helped our engineers troubleshoot from afar, and installed the new cable.