Author Archives: KCAW News

Sitka’s greenest businesses

Michelle Putz with the Sitka Global Warming Group discusses the eight Sitka businesses receiving green business awards – and why they qualify. more

Mon Apr 7, 2014

The latest issue of “Sitka Trends” shows a rebound in retail sales, unemployment, and personal income, paired with a decrease in the price of housing rentals. Sealaska’s spring distribution to shareholders does not include corporate revenues. The city and borough of Juneau has appealed to the state Supreme Court to reverse a decision on the northern boundary of Petersburg. “Once Upon Alaska” is a new kids photobook by Nick Jans and Mark Kelley. more

‘Trends’ report shows economic upswing in Sitka

SEDA director Garry White is most concerned about "leakage": the money that leaves Sitka through internet sales or industrial activity that could occur locally. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

Sitka’s economy is continuing to tick upwards, based on statistical data. The latest issue of “Sitka Trends” shows a rebound in retail sales, unemployment, and personal income, paired with a decrease in the price of housing rentals. In looking for a “barometer” of Sitka’s health, SEDA director Garry White balances what he sees people spending on entertainment venues, versus shuttered downtown stores. more

There’s still time!

There's still time to donate!

There’s still time to donate to KCAW and help us reach our Spring Goal! We still have a way to go and could use your help now. Please consider making a donation online right now to help Raven Radio continue providing you with excellent and varied programming. This is your community radio station. Keep us alive and well and serving this community for years to come! Click here to donate today! more

If we missed you…

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I was telling our little cat Moe that while our One Day Drive and the preceding week were truly an incredible display of community we are still short of our $85,000 Spring Drive goal. He said, let me help, everybody on the silvernet (his words) loves cats.  He said that if we missed YOU, please make your contribution to this community wide effort now!  He wants to thank everyone that helped so far…contributing, playing music, answering phones, and doing great radio shows (he listens…and contributes). Thank Mew! (Moe is a Sitka shelter cat and was born with one eye and two radio lovin’ ears!) – Raven Radio GM Ken Fate more

Spring Drive Update!

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What a fantastic day of community participation and financial support so far. 350 people have donated over $61,000 to Raven Radio so far with a bit more to raise before we reach our Spring Drive goal. We appreciate all the support, but if you have not donated yet this Spring it’s not too late. Please call 907-747-5877 or click the donate button. Thank you! more

Food tastes better when it’s shared

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It’s crisp, crunchy, and salty — and you’ll never find it in a bag in the grocery store. Dipped in seal oil or eulachon oil (hooligan), it is a traditional Southeast Alaskan delicacy that signals spring as surely as a warm, sunny day. But, gathering herring eggs-on-hemlock branches is about a lot more than food. more

Ferry LeConte breaks down, Aurora fills in

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. The ship is in drydock to repair a broken bow thruster. (J Webber/Creative Commons)

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Aurora is scheduled to take over LeConte sailings on Friday, April 4. more

Unique in the world

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We are all unique in this world. Raven Radio’s commitment is to find and share the unique voices from around the corner and around the world. On Friday, our One Day Drive begins, and with the addition of Raven Radio’s sustaining memberships our total is more than $37,000 towards our Spring Drive goal of $85,000. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so now! Thanks to you and thanks to Nan Metashvili for snapping this photo of our friend in India. more

Immersing artists in the wild

Jennifer MacDonald, wilderness manager with the USFS, and Becky Latanich, chief interpreter with the National Park Service, discuss the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit on display now through April 8 at the Sitka NHP Visitor Center and at UAS. Learn more about the residency program online. more