Author Archives: KCAW News

Animal shelter director talks first year on the job

Brielle Schaeffer/KCAW PhotoKen Buxton is the city's Animal Control Officer and Director of Sitka's Animal Shelter. He joined us in the studio to talk about what's new at the shelter, offer safety reminders for the summer, and discuss his first year on the job. Downloadable audio

‘Chichagof Dream’ gets a 100-ton makeover

This summer Sitka-based Allen Marine brought a fifth ship under their Alaskan Dream Cruises brand, but the ship itself has sailed Southeast before, as the 'Spirit of Glacier Bay.'

Beached whale sighted in Whale Bay

The whale was first seen about 40 miles southeast of Sitka in Whale Bay. (KCAW image)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is searching for a whale reported dead near Sitka earlier this week.

Alaska Whale Foundation grows wings in Warm Springs

23b1a68f-d201-4f81-b0b7-6939eb8350acThe Alaska Whale Foundation is growing wings. Since establishing a field station in Warm Springs Bay, the AWF has been able to open its doors to other areas of study. . KCAW’s Katherine Rose recently took the daylong cruise around Baranof Island to Warm Springs Bay to learn about the Alaska Whale Foundation’s new bird monitoring project.

Rasmuson grant boosts Sitka’s affordable cottage plan

An affordable cottage neighborhood on Halibut Point Road in Sitka took another step toward reality, with the help of almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grant funding.

Electric vehicle group supports growing number of owners

20130619_ECarsDavid Nicholls joined us in the studio to talk about Sitka's electric vehicle group. The group originated from the Sitka Global Warming group, and meets every other month at the library to discuss electric vehicles. Downloadable audio

Fourth of July parade sunny with chance of chickens

IMG_7963Chicken Little once said “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” At Sitka’s annual Fourth of July parade, the sky remained mostly blue and overhead, and the only rain -- to the dismay of Chicken Little -- was poultry.

High school fine arts campers stage final performances

high-school-fine-arts-camp_dsc4315-1000x500_cSitka Fine Arts Camp faculty Amy Butcher and Paul Cox joined us to preview upcoming performances by high school campers, who have been working with professional artists in a two-week long intensive. Downloadable audio

‘Admiralty Dream’ captain dies aboard ship

The 153-foot Admiralty Dream is one of five small cruise ships operated by Sitka-based Allen Marine Tours. (Alaskan Dream photo)The captain of a small cruise ship touring Southeast Alaska was discovered dead in his cabin Monday morning (7-4-16). Ken Adams was the captain of the Admiralty Dream.

Small earthquake adds to Sitka’s holiday blast

A small earthquake rattled dishes along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska Monday evening (7-4-16). The magnitude 3.6 quake occurred about 20 miles west of Whale Bay.