Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

Man drowns in ANB Harbor

ANB Harbor (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)Sitka police say the 41-year-old fell off the main float at ANB harbor last Thursday afternoon.

Campaigning in Sitka, Dunbar takes on fisheries, mining

Democrat Forrest Dunbar campaigned in Sitka on August 7, 2014. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar says he will push to protect a key federal fishery law if he’s elected. He also voiced concerns about transboundary British Columbia mines during a Sitka campaign visit.

SHS wrestling talk about their young team and season progress

William Patrick, head coach of the Sitka High School wrestling team, joined players Curt Bartlett and Joshua Goeden of the 15-member team.

In run-up to Nov. 4 election, Chamber forum questions Samuelson, Kreiss-Tomkins

PHOTOHouse District candidates spoke at the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday (10-17-14). Incumbent Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and challenger Steven Samuelson fielded a mix of questions, some provided in advance by the Chamber and others sourced from the audience.

Listen to Sage Building History

sageHere's a program on the history of the Sage Building produced by Lisa Busch who interviewed Gil Truitt, Nancy Yaw Davis, Stacy Golden, Cleo Brylinsky, Heather Woody, Jay Stelzenmueller and Kathy Kyle.

Radio Theatre auditions this week for December performance

A host of radio plays will begin production this week, including a Western, a Sherlock Holmes period piece, and four John Longenbaugh plays. Directors Megan Pasternak and Suzan Brawnlyn were joined by producer Shannon Haugland of the Greater Sitka Arts Council Community Theater to talk about the staging of stories with sound.

Magic or therapy? Tarot a guide to the possible

Aufrichtig says it almost doesn't matter what cards are drawn -- they all speak to some aspect of our lives. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Earlier this year Sitka had a tarot card reader in residence -- he read over seventy people’s cards in a downtown coffee shop. The Tarot, it turns out, is mystical -- but not magic. Like professional therapy, it's really about looking into a mirror, as KCAW’s resident tarot skeptic, Robert Woolsey, discovered.

As spree rolls on, police urge Sitkans to lock cars

Cars travel down Lincoln Street earlier this summer. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Sitka police are advising residents to take more care in locking their cars, after a rash of recent break-ins.

Guha: Resident playwright reading “A Brief History of America” tonight

Dipika Guha, Island Institute artist-in-residence, is joined by director Peter Bradley to talk about her play, "A Brief History of America," in response to Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," and thematic focus on historical events through the eyes of ordinary people.

Sitka’s Alaska Day: New audiences captivated by old magic

Odette asked the Baranof students, "What's the magic word?" "Abracadabra?" they reply. "I thought it was Please!"David Odette is a barnstorming magician participating in a one-man revival of historic magic. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey followed him to Baranof Elementary School to see how well very old illusions hold up with a very young audience -- and sent this audio postcard.