Author Archives: KCAW News

An old story, ‘Flattering Word’ plays on modern sensibilities

FlatteringWordSitka Community Theater presents The Flattering Word this weekend (7PM Fri Mar 27, Sat Mar 28, and 5 PM Sun Mar 29, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $10/8 Old Harbor Books or at the door). The one-act play was written in 1915, but touches humorously on modern themes of morality in the church and theater. With producer Shannon Haugland, actor Destony Rosas, and techie Monica Ague. Downloadable audio.

Former Sen. Kookesh takes subsistence violation to state’s high court

Outgoing Sealaska Board Chairman Albert Kookesh addresses Native leaders during a 2011 issues forum. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)ADF&G's authority to set subsistence bag limits is being tested in the Alaska Supreme Court. Justices this month heard oral arguments by former state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends cited in 2009 for overfishing their subsistence permits.

PSP: Tribal partnership seeks modern solution to an ancient problem

13-IMG_0034Of all the traditional seafoods in Southeast Alaska, none are more shrouded in myth -- and genuine risk -- than clams and mussels. For subsistence harvesters, there has been no way to measure the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning -- until now. In part 1 of a two-part series, KCAW reports on a partnership among Southeast tribes to create a regional water monitoring program.

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Sitka girls claim first-ever state Basketball title

The Lady Wolves celebrate their regional win in Ketchikan, before heading to state in Anchorage. (Ingfrid Olney-Miller photo)Sitka High Lady Wolves head coach Sondra Lundvick and players Sid Riggs (sr) and Zosha Krupa (soph) talk about their team's journey from the losers' bracket in the Regional tournament to winning the state 3A championship.

The 2015 Mugs Are In!

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The 2015 Raven Radio mugs are in! This year the mugs are hand-made pottery created right here in the USA, and features a logo by Vern Culp, from the original sign-on poster in 1982. Every mug is hand-glazed, making each … more

Students unite behind ‘Choose Respect’ this Thursday

From left: Mt. Edgecumbe High School senior Kayleen Teeluk, Sitka High School sophomore Mackenzie Whitson, and Mt. Edgecumbe juniors Mikaela Hunter and Reba Dundas led the 2014 Choose Respect march down Lincoln Street in Sitka. (KCAW Photo/Rachel Waldholz)The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has gotten behind the "Choose Respect" March, which will happen in Sitka this Thursday (Noon, Thu Mar 26, Totem Square to Crescent Shelter). Committee members Justice Lysons, Reba Dundas, and Millie Nanoyk discuss SYLC's mission and growing involvement with "Choose Respect." With the SAFV Shelter's Julia Smith and Martina Kurzer. Downloadable audio.

‘Retrospective,’ auction/pizza party highlight Is. Institute’s weekend

carolyn-dorikIsland Institute director Peter Bradley welcomes Sitkans to tonight's annual Auction and Pizza Party (7 PM Fri Mar 20, Harrigan Centennial Hall, $15 at Old Harbor Books or online), featuring gourmet pizza and music by the Fulton Boys. Saturday evening, supporters of the Institute will gather to honor the three-decade contribution of Carolyn Servid and Dorik Mechau (6 PM Sat Mar 21, Dell Shirley Room, Allen Memorial, ticket information online). Downloadable audio.

Ferry rates rising for commercial customers

Three ferries tied up at the Ketchikan Shipyard in the winter of 2012. Commercial users will likely pay higher rates beginning next winter. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Department of Transportation officials are now considering large fare increases for commercial customers, those moving trucks and container vans via ferry.

‘Cardboard World’ invites families to eat, play

Knox says cardboard is one of children's top 5 play objects. Others include dirt, string, and paper tubes. (Flickr photo/margaret)Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool board president Dan Dunn and staff member Erika Knox describe the organization's "Cardboard World" fundraising event (5-7 PM Thu Mar 26, Harrigan Centennial Hall, $15/$5). A spaghetti dinner, dessert auction, and cardboard play are featured. Downloadable audio.