Author Archives: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

1A Championship Slideshow: Small schools play big basketball

150306_25_1A_woolseyThe Kake Lady Thunderbirds are the 1A Region V Basketball champions. Kake beat the Angoon Lady Eagles 53 - 37 in the title game Friday night in Sitka. The Klawock Chieftans took the boys title, defeating Kake 56 - 40.

Lady Wolves focus on state tourney

The Lady Wolves celebrate their regional win in Ketchikan, before heading to state in Anchorage. (Ingfrid Olney-Miller photo)Sitka High seniors Ellie Cagle and Elle Gray discuss last weekend's Region V Basketball tournament in Ketchikan. The Sitka Lady Wolves came from behind to win the 3A title. With Brian Hanson. Downloadable audio.

Hospital on the mend, as permanent CEO Rob Allen takes the wheel

1-IMG_7710After six weeks on the job, Rob Allen - the interim CEO of Sitka Community Hospital - has agreed to take on the position permanently. He announced his decision during the hospital board’s last meeting in February (2-26-15) and expects to negotiate for a contract soon. He says the hospital’s financial panic has subsided, thanks in large part to the staff members who rode the wave.

Overdose suspected in death of Sitka 24-year old

Ian_Blair-001Dispatch received a call Friday morning (3-6-15) that a man was not breathing at a Monastery St. apartment. Once on scene, responders attempted to resuscitate 24-year old Ian Blair, but were unsuccessful. Police suspect Blair died of a drug overdose.

‘Art of Health’ opens Friday at Homeport

Art of HealthMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, with the Sitka Health Summit, and partners Sarah Lawrie with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, and SEARHC's Martha Pearson, discuss "The Art of Health," which will be on exhibit for a month at the Homeport Eatery beginning 5 PM Fri Mar 13, and other collaborative plans for the community. Downloadable audio.

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Reminder: Spring forward!

SpringForwardDaylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM Sunday, March 8, 2015. Time to spring forward!

Happy Birthday Raven Radio!

1-Raven in 1984-page-001Thirty-three years ago today, March 6, 1982, Raven Radio KCAW signed on as your community radio station. And it all started with a lone voice, cast out in to space in the hope that someone - anyone - was listening. Thank you to all our listeners, from Yakutat to Port Alexander, Sitka to Kake, Pelican, Elfin Cove, Tenakee, and Angoon, who keep Raven Radio thriving.

‘Dead Reckoning’ tackles the realities of fishing

DEADRECKONINGIn Dead Reckoning, Alaskan author Dave Atcheson revisits his introduction to commercial fishing -- and the harrowing near-disaster that changed the lives of everyone on his crew.

Kake, Angoon, Klawock match up in 1A championships Friday

Tournament play starts Thursday at 1:30 PM when the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves meet Nikiski.It’s a big night for basketball in Sitka, even though no Sitka team is playing. This week Mt. Edgecumbe has been hosting the Region V Basketball tournament for 1A schools, and the championship games are tonight. Meanwhile in the 3A tourney in Ketchikan, both title games will be played tomorrow (Sat 3-7-15).