Author Archives: KCAW News

Looking for l’amour

A lone ribbon seal rests on a berg in Prince William Sound on July 9, 2014. The animal is rarely seen beyond the Bering Sea. (US Fish & Wildlife photo)

Researchers conducting a bird and mammal survey in Prince William Sound earlier this week (7-9-14) did a double-take when they saw this animal: a ribbon seal, a long way from his home in the Beaufort Sea. His solitude, plus the long white stripe down his back bring to mind Pepé Le Pew, the lovelorn skunk of Merrie Melodies fame. May you find your way home, monsieur seal, and may you find l’amour. more

3rd annual Panhandle Fly-In

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, the third annual Panhandle Fly-In comes to Sitka’s Rocky Gutierrez Airport, organized by the Southeast Alaska Aviation Association (SEAKAA). Members Jeannie Frank, Francois Bakkes and Kevin Knox visit the KCAW studio to talk about … more

Final shows for 2014 H.S. camp

Sitka Fine Arts Camp music faculty Paul Cox and Katy Green, along with Lisa Wong, the camp’s marketing intern, talk about the final performances of the high school 2014 summer sessions. Students have taken five classes a day - from among an offering … more

Bunna Bike a boon for coffee lovers

Chris Bryner brews direct-trade coffee at his new coffee cart in Sitka. (KCAW/photo by Greta Mart)

Sitka has a new coffee brewer in town, a direct-trade connoisseur on three wheels. Local teacher Chris Bryner launches Bunna Bike. more

Sitka’s Cello Seminar brings music to the people

Robert Lee (l.) and Alex Cox study at the Cleveland Institute and the Julliard School respectively. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

Sitka is packed with students in the summertime, but these students have the largest luggage. The Sitka Cello Seminar is at its halfway point. Ten students from around the country are in town, living in Stevenson Hall on the Sitka Fine Arts Campus, and taking daily master classes with a pair of renown faculty. The seminar performed for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (7-9-14). more

Advanced Rock Band on Hometown Brew!

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Ted is subbing on Hometown Brew today, and he’s being visited by about 25 students from the Advanced Rock Band class right now! Tune in and listen to it live!… more

Float on over!

The Raven Radio Rootbeer Float Party was a slurping success! Click here for a full screen slide show! We served up over 750 free root beer floats while musicians from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp rocked the Cable House. Kids and adults alike bobbed for apples, played cornhole and created gigantic bubbles! Huge thanks to Harry Race Soda Shop, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Sitka Sound Seafoods and Northern Sales who helped us provide a yummy thank you to Raven Radio listeners and members that really “float our boat!” more

Science and tide pools

Sitka Sound Science Center Scientists In Residence fellows Matt Bracken and Cascade Sorte, along with SSSC director Victoria O’Connell, visit the KCAW studio to discuss Bracken and Sorte’s scientific work in Sitka involving intertidal pools, climate change and biodiversity. O’Connell talks about next … more

Water(borne) issues float short assembly meeting

A July sunset from the Sea Walk "spur" on Crescent Harbor. The city's insurer requires a guardrail to be built here. (KCAW photo/Shaleece Haas)

If the dream of bulk water sales in Sitka ever becomes a reality, the city will be ready. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 7-8-14) revised the way revenues from water sales will be handled, in order to avoid flooding any single department with money. The water ordinance, a guardrail along the sea walk, and floathouses were the highlights of an unusually speedy assembly meeting. more

Cellomania

The morning interview host welcomes Sitka Summer Music Festival Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut to talk about the inaugural cello seminar current happening in Sitka more