Author Archives: KCAW News

Sitka 2014 municipal election: Unofficial results

With voting concluded in the 2014 Municipal Election, Sitka may have the youngest assembly ever. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)With votes counted in the 2014 municipal election, Sitka may have the youngest assembly ever. See the unofficial results here.

Sitka’s school performance: No fault in these stars

Blatchley Middle School won a 4-star ranking under the Alaska School Performance Index. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)With anxiety running high over how Sitka schools will fare under newly-adopted state testing standards this year, the Sitka school board Monday night (10-6-14) seemed pleased to learn that -- under the old standards -- the district has shown significant improvement. But there is also some troubling information in the data.

SHS Football: Season in review

Sitka High School football players Alex Corak ('15), Miguel Garcia ('16), and Josh Goeden ('17) are wrapping up their season for the year. Together, they review the highs and lows of the year.

Liveaboard firefighter stops Sitka harbor blaze

FireHose_mikehiattQuick thinking by an off-duty Sitka firefighter may have prevented a boat fire from becoming a major disaster in a local harbor Friday night. Deputy fire chief Al Stevens says Michelle Snowden, an engineer with the department, had just moved onto a liveaboard in Crescent Harbor when her pager alerted her to the fire on a neighboring vessel. She had it out before the engine arrived.

Laughs Don’t Come Cheap!

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me pulls out all the stops to make their show great, but laughs don't come cheap! Help Raven Radio reach our fall goal, and we'll keep bringing you the laughs.

Vastola: Doc Talk on unintentional injuries in children Weds

Dr. David Vastola, a pediatrician at SEARHC, and Cindy Edwards talk about pediatric injury, from "near misses" to serious incidents, and what parents can do to protect their children. Dr. Vastola invites all Sitkans to his Doc Talk 7 PM Wed Oct 8 at the Hames Center.

It’s not too late to contribute!

LongLiveRadioThanks to all Raven Radio Members, either new or renewing, that we heard from during our online and on-air drives. We have received over $50,000 of our ultimate Fall Fundraising goal of $63,000. If we missed you, please make sure to take this opportunity to donate online, to ensure that all the things you love about Raven Radio continue now and into the future. Thank you!

Over fish tacos, the verdict for two health initiatives announced

02-IMG_4993Imagine a Sitka with a detox center, an indoor playground and school gardens where kids could grow their own vegetables. Those proposals were all on the table today at Sitka Health Summit’s Planning Day at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

We’re rocking our way to the goal!

141004_01At the Hop is in marathon mode this morning! They're playing tunes and collecting your contributions until noon today. We're trying to reach our goal of $63,000, and you can help! Please call 747-5877 or donate right here on our web site. Thank you!

Conley’s return to school board: ‘I want to be a part of it’

140911_TomConley_woolsey“I’m back.” That’s how NBA legend Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball. A Sitka School Board candidate will take a page from that same book on election day (10-7-14) when voters see the name Tom Conley on the municipal ballot. Despite challenging health circumstances, the 13-year school board veteran is making a comeback to fill one of two open seats.