Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

Term limits, dropped incumbent on Sealaska ballot

A resolution calling for term limits is before Sealaska's 22,000 shareholders.Sealaska shareholders are deciding whether to impose term limits on the corporation’s board. They're also considering nine candidates for four board seats.

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen near Sitka

IMG_4519 (1)A Coast Guard crew rescued two Sitka-based commercial fishermen from a sinking boat near the Fairweather fishing grounds early this morning (Tue 5-17-16).

Anchorage resident injured in Yakutat bear attack

Brown_Bear_sheilacameronAn Anchorage man was mauled by a brown bear near Yakutat over the weekend. 29-year-old Kenneth Steck was medevacked to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage on Friday (5-13-16) after suffering extensive bite wounds.

Sitka High Softball wolves rounding the base on season

11390292_10152822977352691_3712865350431176026_n-500x500Sitka High School softball  pitcher Zoe Krupa talks with Tom Hesse, sports reporter at the Daily Sitka Sentinel, about a Juneau tournament over the weekend (5-14-16). Downloadable audio.

Debut novel’s story of determination ‘a love letter’ to Alaska

Alaskan_LaundrySoutheast Alaska is a good setting for a coming-of-age story. The rigors of the jobs available to young people here -- mostly in the fishing industry -- and the hazards of the landscape can make or break anyone.

Reckless driver takes out pole, cuts power to Sitka

The 2002 Honda Pilot rests in the bushes next to the pole it broke in half. Up above are Sitka's 69kV transmission lines. (Sitka Electric Dept. photo)Much of Sitka was without power Sunday night (5-15-16) after a car smashed into a utility pole at about 11 PM. The 2002 Honda Pilot hit the pole in the 1300-block of Sawmill Creek Road, more or less severing it.

Looking for ‘The Big Long’ at Sitka Economic Forum

Creative thinking by the inspiration for "The Big Short," Michael Burry, has inspired Garry White and the Sitka Economic Development Association.The Sitka Economic Development Association is counting on residents to put their heads together to create innovative possibilities for growth in Sitka, during a forum May 17.

Aggressive sea lion harasses fishermen

FullSizeRenderA 2,500-pound terrorist has been surprising sport and commercial fishermen outside Sitka harbors. There’s one thing he’s after—fish -- and the season is just ramping up. This federally-protected mammal is causing more trouble than his weight for the city.

Lovers shape planet’s rhythms in ‘Tides’

Performers rehearse for Sitka Cirque's  2015's "Cirque de Pluie."Director Frances Donohoe and writer/performer Zack Desmond talk about Tides, an original aerial performance from Sitka Cirque that tells the story of two young lovers whose story created the moon and tides. Featuring acts on silks, lyra, and trapeze. Sat May 21, 7pm at the Naa Kahidi House; Sun May 22, 2pm Matinee & 7pm evening show. Ticket sales go towards scholarships and new equipment. Downloadable audio.

Clement seeks a shared vision for SEARHC, Sitka Community Hospital

SEARHC CEO Charles Clement. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has no active plans to merge with Sitka Community Hospital, but SEARHC CEO Charles Clement believes the two organizations should discuss a shared vision.