Author Archives: KCAW News

Telemedicine expands patient care at SCH

Sitka Community Hospital. (Photo courtesy of the Sitka Community Hospital Foundation)Patrick Williams, Sitka Community Hospital's injury prevention coordinator and Steve Hartford, Director of Operations, discuss the new telemedicine programs at the hospital. Currently the hospital uses services from Providence and Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

Task Force proposes “Grand Bargain” budget model

The Citizens' Task Force has been shouldering investigating budget questions for the Assembly, and plans to make it's final recommendations in the next two months. (Photo credit: night (01-26-16), the Sitka Assembly met with the Citizens’ Task Force for a work session to discuss the city’s financial future and make recommendations for future budgets. For that, the Task Force has a three-part solution called “The Grand Bargain.”

Missed the Library Show? Listen to the archives!

LibShow_wavesJoin hosts, Sarah Bell, Brooke Schafer, and Kari Segal as they dive into the world of books with new guests each week.

Wegner accepts two more years, cell phone

Mary Wegner was the Sitka School District's director of Special Education from 1997-2001. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Sitka School Board has offered a two-year contract extension to superintendent Mary Wegner. She won’t get a pay raise in the coming year, but she will get a cell phone.

Sitka meets the musical at Broadway Night

BroadwayNightShannon Haugland hosts Broadway Night for the Greater Sitka Arts Council. She's brought performers Rhiannon Guevin and Jessica Menary to discuss the numbers they'll be singing. Broadway Night will take place 6 PM, Friday January 29, in the Odess Theater. Advance tickets are on sale at Old Harbor Books. Downloadable audio.

MEHS music: A pep band without limits

Mt. Edgecumbe High School students Breezianne McClenahan (jr - Sitka) and Nicola "Jo" Zaczkowski (jr - Tok) are members of the band "The Chameleons" and also in the school pep band. They bring a wide range of interests and tastes to their musical performance. With Pep Band director Stephen Courtright. Downloadable audio.

Power blips traced to transformer at SPC

The Seafood Producers' Cooperative had a faulty transformer, which caused periodic blips in power in the downtown area today (01-25-16).Sitka experienced small blips in power this morning (01-25-16), likely due to a failing transformer owned and operated by the Seafood Producers Cooperative.

Portion of float plane dock deteriorates

IMG_3542On Saturday afternoon (01-24-16), one of the pilings supporting Sitka’s floatplane facility crumbled.

Event extends a hand to struggling Sitkans

Volunteers help a visitor select items from among the donations at Project Homeless Connect. The Wednesday event served 45 people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Project Homeless Connect creates a one-stop-shop for people who are, or who are at risk of, experiencing homelessness in Sitka.

Police looking for convicted felon

Police are looking for Jeremy Beebe, age 42, after he failed to report to the Sitka jail to serve a 21-month sentence. (Photo courtesy of SPD)Police are looking for Jeremy Beebe, age 42, after he failed to report to the Sitka jail to serve a 21-month sentence.