Author Archives: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Two sustain minor injuries in Sitka duplex fire

Sitka fire chief Dave Miller says firefighters used an "interior attack" to quickly put down the blaze. (Danny BigD Delgado photo)Two people were treated for minor injuries after their home caught fire Monday afternoon (5-18-15) in Sitka. Fire chief Dave Miller says heavy smoke was pouring from the house, but the fire was confined to one bedroom.

Trooper shoots aggressive brown bear in Starrigavan campground

This picture of the bear was taken a few days before a trooper killed the animal as it charged. (ADF&G photo)Law enforcement officers killed a young brown bear in a Sitka campground over the weekend, after the animal had become aggressive.

Book, exhibit recall 1980’s fishing ‘gold rush’ in Sitka

The Lualda's decks go awash during a halibut opener in Sitka Sound in 1987. (Jana Suchy photo)It may be the next best thing to time travel, for the hook-and-line crowd. An author and photojournalist who worked as a deckhand in Sitka in the 1980s has rediscovered some of her early work, and published it in a new book.

Feud, courtroom outburst lead to felony charges

A Sitka grand jury has indicted two Sitkans on felony charges, after they allegedly made verbal and physical assaults during child custody proceedings.

Wolves seeking ticket to state softball tournament

High seniors Ellie Gray (pitcher and shortstop) and Kalene Koeling (3rd base) on the verge of graduation and at the tail end of their softball season. Two away games - in Juneau and Ketchikan - stand between them and competing in the state championships on June 5 - 6, 2015 in Fairbanks.

Delta touches down in Sitka

3-IMG_1209Look out Alaska Airlines. Delta announced last fall it would begin operating non-stop flights from Seattle to Sitka for the summer season. And at 7:25 last Friday (05-15-15), the first flight landed. Delta also began operating one daily flight from Seattle to Ketchikan. The season will end on September 7th.

Climate change, subsistence on Native group’s agenda

NAFWSThe Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meets in Juneau May 20-22. Tribal experts will discuss climate change, subsistence and Arctic policy.

Wilcox family merges transcontinental run with food activism

10420369_826756310707787_1708289907159142611_nIn 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.

Despite high costs, Sitkans optimistic about the future

Sitka's Crescent Harbor is one of many recent capital projects. Moderator Thad Poulson said, "Sitka's infrastructure is first-rate." But there were still serious concerns that Sitka was too expensive for young families. (Flickr photo/Kool Kats)How bad are things in Sitka? For a group of about 30 Sitkans who turned out for a town hall meeting to discuss the community’s future, the mood was optimistic.

Cyberscammers want access to computers, credit cards

Rob_Parker_woolseyI would like Sitkans to know about a cyberscam. Many of you have received calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft, or Norton Antivirus, or some other legitimate entity. They are not! My advice is to hang up!