Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

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.

Yoder: Keynote speaker at Grief Support Conference this Friday

Greg Yoder is a licensed professional counselor at a hospice in Arizona. He is a presenter at this weekend's Southeast Alaska Regional Grief Support Conference, hosted by Brave Heart Volunteers.

State’s roadless rule lawsuit reactivated

Sport fishermen cast lines at Blind Slough, a Tongass National Forest site near Petersburg. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Alaska will continue its court battle against a U.S. Forest Service policy that blocks logging in undeveloped areas of national forests.

Raven Radio board nominations open

Raven Radio is  accepting nominations for four seats on the board of directors. Nominees must be current voting  members of Raven Radio Foundation and have until 5pm on Tuesday, November 18th to submit a short candidate statement to … more

Brown: Communication is key

Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on tribal council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on the Tribal Council. Born in Kake, Brown has worked in a variety of fields throughout the region and state.