Author Archives: Brielle Schaeffer, KCAW

Sitkans indicted on drug trafficking charges

A Sitka grand jury has indicted a couple on drug trafficking charges, after federal postal inspectors found a package of crystal meth bearing their address in the mail.

Sitka Tribe honors “Greatest Generation”

IMG_0566To mark Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska honored past and current military members with a parade and dinner on Saturday (11-07-15). The events recognized World War II veterans as this year is the 70th anniversary of the end of that conflict.

Sitka Police request Trooper investigation of tasing incident

The Alaska State Troopers have agreed to perform an outside review of an arrest last year in Sitka, in which officers used a taser on a high school student.

Shedding light on Turnaround Skate Park

IMG_4597Built in 2007, Turnaround Skate Park in Sitka is a playground for adrenaline-seekers of all skill levels, from kids on scooters to young adults on long boards. In recent years, however, the reputation of the space has been shaken by steady reports of alcohol and drug use by non-skating adults. Skaters have had enough with the unwelcome company. So, the city has decided to shed some light on the situation.

Tues, Nov. 10: Tribal Council Election

141111_TribalElection_waldholz-500x403The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding elections for tribal council today (11-10-15). Polls will be open from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.

Artist spotlights trees in shadows

12188928_10207153817537314_8873514100446792101_nKimi Eisele is the artist-in-residence at the Island Institute. She'll present a shadow puppet performance called "In and Out of the Shadows," on the ecology of yellow cedar 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Sheet'ka Kwan Naa Kahidi. Downloadable audio.

From ice to apex, WhaleFest ’15 explores ocean edges

IMG_2163In its 19th year, the annual science symposium is organized by the Sitka Sound Science Center and features three days of lectures, markets, and whale cruises. The theme this year was “Life on the Boundary” - devoted to scientific study at the edges of the ocean.

Recovered pups find comfort in Sitka

IMG_4590Eleven homeless pups landed in Sitka on Thursday (11-5-13). The dogs, recovered from Ketchikan, will be ready to adopt shortly.

Organizers set to mark 150th Alaska transfer

IMG_4425Linda Williams, Sitka community liaison for 150th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska, chats about the upcoming sesquicentennial commemoration of the 1867 transfer of Russia to Alaska. Downloadable audio.

Miyasato wants more collaboration

IMG_4577Ben Miyasato is one of three candidates for four seats on Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. The current council treasurer is running for his third term. Miyasato wants to ensure education and employment for tribal citizens, as well as more local government collaboration.