A dedicated team of Sitka students is competing in Anchorage this weekend (February 20 - 21). The “Wired Wolves” are headed to their first state championship -- in Robotics.
A new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.
Cindy Edwards was part of the selection committee for the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which is stopping in Sitka to showcase a selection of mountain and outdoors-based adventure films. Edwards talked about how themes of perseverance and the human spirit drive many of the films, shot all over the world with topics such as rock climbing, BASE jumping, and tight rope walking. Downloadable audio.
Jeff Budd and Sawrie with the Great Sitka Arts Council talk about plans for the 7th Annual Wearable Arts Runway Show & Extravaganza. The theme is Seven Seas, Clean Seas. They were joined by model and artist Cynthia Bustos, who is making her dress out of six layers of dryer sheets. Downloadable audio.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School went under the microscope for the second time in two weeks, as legislators look for ways to reduce state spending.
Dancer/choreographer Laura Careless debuts her solo piece, The Lost Goddess Dance, tonight (7 PM, Wed Feb 18, Sitka Performing Arts Center). Careless has taught dance at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp over the last three summers. She began to develop material for the piece, which is base on the Persephone myth, while in Sitka. With the Sitka Fine Arts Camp's Monica Ague.
Elizabeth Peratrovich attended Sheldon Jackson School as a teenager in Sitka and on Monday (2-16-15)-- not far from campus -- a parade marched from Crescent Harbor Shelter to ANB Hall in her honor. As part of Discover Your Potential Week at Blatchley Middle School, students in the radio class interviewed marchers at the starting line.
The Sitka School District has gone on record in support of continued funding for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, but has no interest in taking the institution off of the state’s hands.
Hal Spackman, of the Sitka Historical Society has begun working with KCAW to produce short weekly programs highlighting various people and events in the history of Sitka. Tune in on Thursday mornings … more
The Blue Lake Dam site reopened to public access over the weekend (2-14-15), but there isn't much to see. Almost all of the additional 83-feet of dam height is underwater, thanks to an exceptionally wet winter.