Author Archives: KCAW News

Sitka Kitch brings canning classes online

Sitka_Kitch_logoLisa Sadleir-Hart and Kathy Jones discuss upcoming canning, smoking, and chutney classes at the Sitka Kitch. Also in September look for Chef Kathy's kale workshop. For more information visit the Sitka Kitch online. Downloadable audio.

At deadline: 11 candidates file for Sitka offices

With 11 candidates and 1 ballot proposition on property taxes, Sitkans will have a lot to think about when they head to the polls October 4. (Creative Commons photo)The filing period for municipal elections closed at 5 PM Friday. And three more Sitkans filed for assembly just before the deadline, and there’s also another candidate for mayor.

SSSC students complete skeletal rearticulation of sea lion

IMG_8601Students participating in Sitka Sound Science Center's summer camp week, aptly named "Dem Bones," recently finished assembling the skeleton of a California sea lion.

Summit kicks off ferry management study

Passengers board the ferry Malaspina while vehicles wait to load at the Auke Bay terminal in Juneau. Travelers will no longer be able to take advantage of some discounts, due to budget cuts. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)An effort to restructure the Alaska Marine Highway System begins Aug. 20 at a summit in Anchorage.

Sitka chef competes for national seafood crown

IMG_7516 (1)A Sitka chef has been chosen to compete in the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. On Saturday (08-06-16), Collette Nelson will battle chefs from across the country in front of a live TV audience in New Orleans.

UAS receives grant to offer new support services

sitkaentryChris Washko, Student Services Manager at University of Alaska Southeast, and Grants Manager David Felts joined us in the studio to give an update about the upcoming year at the university. Downloadable audio

Don’t gotta catch this one!

Hugh Bevan recorded this short video of a magnificent brown bear on a Sitka area trailcam. In honor of this summer's Pokemon craze, Bevan named the bear "Crunchie."

Paxton and Miyasato run for Mayor; Knox for Assembly

assemblymayorraceAs the filing period for the municipal election draws to a close, three more Sitkans have stepped forward. Today (08-04-16), Gary Paxton and Ben Miyasato filed to run for Mayor, while Kevin Knox filed to run for Assembly.

New urgent care clinic offers options for Sitkans

4952166117_a1683a1242_z (1)Mountainside Family Healthcare's new Urgent Care clinic is now offering services to the public. Patrick Williams, the clinic's business manager, and Leah Rose, a triage nurse, joined us in the studio to talk about the services the clinic offers. Downloadable audio.

Library celebrates new Potter book with Quidditch game

2016-07-30 10.32.24-2The Harry Potter books are having a second wave. Author J.K. Rowling released a new play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” on Sunday (07-31-16), which inspired literary events all over the country. In Sitka, the local library held a tournament in honor of the book’s #1 sport - Quidditch.