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Live Congressional Fisheries Debate


This Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 7pm, Raven Radio will broadcast the live Congressional Fisheries Debate featuring candidates seeking to represent Alaska in the US Senate. The debate will be held before a live audience at Kodiak High School.

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Aggressive bears concern Sitka Police

bearsIt’s not uncommon for bears roam neighborhoods in search of trash, especially in the months leading up to hibernation, but all the usual tricks for keeping Sitka’s bears at bay haven’t been working. Downloadable audio.

October 11, 2016: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

IMG_8783Tonight’s regular meeting (10-11-16) of the Sitka Assembly will take place in the newly renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall. Outgoing officers will be thanked, incoming officers sworn in, and the Assembly will hit the ground running on it's biggest challenge: how to close a $3.5 million budget gap.

Upcoming college fair to bring reps from around the country

Sitka High School is hosting a College Fair this Thursday, October 13th from 10 a.m. to 3 pm in the gym. About 50 college representatives will be there, including every school in Alaska and from schools as far away as NYU. Downloadable audio.

Stardust Ball tickets available NOW!

PrintTickets for the Stardust Ball and Lip Sync Extravaganza are available at Old Harbor Books beginning at 10am on Friday, October 14th. Up to 4 free tickets will be available to people interested in performing in the Lip Sync Competition!

Meet Raven Radio’s winter fellow, Emily Russell!

KCAW's Post-Graduate Fellow bird hunting in Nome, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Emily Russell.)Emily Kwong spoke to Emily Russell about moving to Fairbanks to pursue a Master's degree in Northern Studies, getting her start in radio at KNOM in Nome, eating whale on St. Lawrence Island, and missing the sport of squash in Alaska. Downloadable audio.

Thanks for your pledge! If we missed you…it’s not too late!

Thank you &Many of your friends and neighbors have pledged their support pushing us over $64,000, on track to reach our $75,000 Fall Drive Goal. Join in! If we missed you during our on-air drive please consider making your contribution now.

No change in Sitka elex after record absentee count

It took municipal clerk Sara Peterson (pictured here) and deputy clerk Melissa Henshaw over 90 minutes to open absentee ballots and pass them through the accuvote machine. The 684 absentee and questioned ballots almost constituted their own precinct. Peterson suspects this may have been a record absentee return. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)There was no change in the outcome of the Sitka municipal election, after absentee counting Friday afternoon. Election officials counted a total of 684 absentee and questioned ballots - a possible record.

Linda Behnken honored by White House as “Champion of Change”

Linda Behnken spoke about the importance of mentorship in the fisheries industry while at the White House. Photo from a White House video.Behnken was one of 12 people the White House honored as “Champions of Change” in seafood sustainability. The Obama White House created the Champions of Change awards as part of the president’s “Win the future” initiative.

How should Sitka solve the housing crunch?

IMG_8209Housing was the big theme for Wednesday night’s (10-06-16) meeting of the Sitka Planning Commision.