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Stardust is coming!

Dusty45sRaven Radio's Stardust Ball is Saturday, October 25th featuring Seattle dance band the Dusty 45s. Tickets are $35 and go on sale for "mug level" members of Raven Radio at 9am on Wednesday, October 15th at Raven Radio. All remaining tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday, October 16th at Old Harbor Books. Now is the time to renew or upgrade your membership and help support the station and events like this. Pledge now!

New school board member jumps in

Senior Kaya Duguay replaces JD Murphy as the Sitka School Board's student member. Duguay  demonstrated early acumen for the job. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Even though municipal elections are a few weeks away, the Sitka School Board seated its newest member Wednesday night (9-11-14). Sitka senior Kaya Duguay has already attended several board meetings and activities. She participated in an all-day goal-setting session with the full board last month. She also did not hesitate to contribute meaningfully to her first full meeting.

Fulton aims for ‘equal education for all’

Incumbent school board candidate Tim Fulton. With cuts on the way, he's hoping more people become involved in the school budget process. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Tim Fulton represents a kind of school board candidate who is becoming more common lately: He started six years ago on the board just as his daughter was poised to enter high school. Two terms later, his daughter long since graduated, Fulton wants to keep working on behalf of children.

Vislay: Helping the Coast Guard help you

Air Station Sitka's commanding officer Mark Vislay says the number one safety tool for anyone heading out onto the water is communication. "We can't find you if no one knows you're missing," he says. A pilot, Vislay describes flying in Southeast Alaska compared to some of his other assignments.

Raven Rave: Greta Mart

Greta_bikeGreta Mart loves Raven Radio. Listen to her testimonial, then show your support during our fall drive by donating here!

SHS Football tackles Houston Wednesday

Thad White, defensive coordinator for SHS Football, along with Blayne Vilandre (Sr) and Tyler White (Fr), discuss the team's prospects against Houston this afternoon. Kickoff 3 PM, lower Moller Field.

Obama to speak Wednesday at 5pm

Wednesday afternoon, September 10, at 5pm Raven Radio will provide live coverage of President Obama's plans for fighting the Islamist militant group ISIS. Raven News will be heard about a half-hour earlier than usual, at 4:49 PM. Statewide news will follow the president's speech and analysis at 6 PM.

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Kettleson move brings ‘soul’ back to former campus library

Kettleson's collection of Alaskana, and the C.L. Andrews collection, are right at home in Stratton. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Without much fanfare, Sitka’s entire public library was relocated to temporary quarters last month. Thousands of books, the shelving to hold them, computers, and furniture were packed across Crescent Harbor to the Stratton Library on the Sheldon Jackson Campus, to make way for contractors preparing to enlarge Kettleson Memorial Library.

Vehicle tax a hasty solution for an overdue problem

140902_DaveDurham_woolsey-001Thus far, it appears City leaders believe a hasty, poorly researched and sloppily fielded tax is needed to offset “20 years of funding shortfalls” for local roads. That approach is like keeping the locomotive going down the tracks at full speed no matter how many bodies are tied to the tracks.