Author Archives: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Feldpausch: Tight policies ensure quality service for Tribal citizens

Lillian Feldpausch says Sitka must learn to live within its means. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Lillian Feldpausch wants to see a tight ship at the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. She believes that if the organization stands by its policies and procedures, better quality service will result for tribal citizens. Feldpausch is running for her second two-year term on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Council.

Awesome Stardust!!!

The 2014 Stardust Ball was one for the record books! The Dusty 45s rocked the place, the costumes were amazing and the lip syncs dropped some jaws. Here are some of our favorite moments from the costume competition, lip sync performances, and more. Huge thanks to Bobbi Jordan for these pics! For a full screen slideshow, click it then choose "full screen" in upper left corner of the screen.

Sitka bears enjoy a taste of British tradition

Brown bear "Lucky" devours a kibble-filled pumpkin on Guy Fawkes Day. (FOB photo/Debi Terry)Guy Fawkes Day doesn’t mean much to anyone unless you happen to be British -- or in one special case in Sitka -- a brown bear. Fawkes attempted to blow up parliament in 1605. November 5 is traditionally celebrated by lighting a bonfire and burning the notorious traitor in effigy. Chris Turner, at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear, had a different approach. He spoke with KCAW’s Rich McClear.

STA Candidate Statement: Rachel Moreno

Rachel Moreno was first elected in 2008 and is running for her fourth term (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Rachel Moreno is one of five candidates running for four seats on tribal council, along with Bob Sam, Lillian Feldpausch, Michael Miller, and Wilbur Brown.

STA Candidate Statement: Wilbur Brown

Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on tribal council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Wilbur Brown is one of five candidates running for four seats on tribal council, along with Bob Sam, Lillian Feldpausch, Michael Miller, and Rachel Moreno.

Settlement signed in Sitka gender equity dispute

Moller Field re-opened in 2012 after a $2.6-million renovation. (KCAW photo)The Sitka School District has reached a settlement in a gender equity dispute over the community’s new ball field. The resolution averts a potential investigation of Title IX violations.

Departing Sitka, Flight 67 weathers lightning strike

Aircraft lightning strikes occur more often than people realize. (Alaska Airlines photo)An Alaska Airlines jet was struck by lightning shortly after leaving Sitka Tuesday evening (11-4-14), but continued on to a safe landing in Juneau. Passengers reported hearing a loud sound similar to a gunshot and felt some minor turbulence.

Southeast votes for Walker, Begich, Dunbar

U.S. Senator Mark Begich speaks to Sitka resident Dirk White at the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sen. Mark Begich would be headed back to Washington, D.C., had the rest of the state voted like Southeast. Bill Walker would have solidly won the governor’s race. And Forrest Dunbar would have probably squeaked by.

For Moreno, tourism lets tribal citizens tell their own story

Rachel Moreno was first elected in 2008 and is running for her fourth term (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Three-term incumbent Rachel Moreno is hoping Sitka tribal citizens give her a fourth opportunity to serve on the Tribal Council, in elections planned for next Tuesday, November 11th.

O’Hara: UAF Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Whalefest

Dr. Todd O'Hara is in town for WhaleFest and the Scientists in Schools program. Dr. O’Hara is the Professor and Associate Dean Department of Veterinary Medicine at University of Alaska Fairbanks.