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Fools Run combines costume madness with midnight sun

ShirtDesignBLK&YLWSoutheast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) is teaming up with Raven Radio - KCAW to host the 12th Annual Only Fools Run at Midnight event. Dave Nuetzel, SAIL's Sitka Program Director, talks about the history of the race as a celebration of the summer solstice. Ken Fate, Station Manager of Raven Radio, explains that the race is "more about flash than speed" and that Raven Radio will be coordinating the race into the future. Downloadable audio.

Tribal Sports to introduce teens to the world of business

A Baden-made basketball bearing the Tribal Sports logo on display at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House on 6-3-2015.Sometime soon the baseballs and basketballs used at schools around Alaska may bear the name of Tribal Sports. That’s a new brand created by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Baden Sports, a Seattle-based sports equipment manufacturing company. The joint venture was announced this month in Sitka (6-3-15).

Odess: ‘Sitka opened her arms to me’

Carol Odess stands in front of Allen Memorial Hall. The theater inside of it will officially be known as the Odess Theater after the Sunday (6-7-2015) dedication ceremony.Carol Odess, a major benefactor of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, is an outlier in the world of philanthropy. Besides giving her money, she's given her time, energy and passion to a community.

Odess: Angel benefactor to cut the ribbon this Sunday

Allen Auditorium prior to restoration. (KCAW photo)Alabama native Carol Odess, the major benefactor of the Odess Theater, talks about this weekend's ribbon cutting ceremony (06-07-15) for the newly renovated Allen Hall. Odess was joined by Roger Schmidt, Executive Director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, to talk about the decades-long effort to save Allen Hall. Downloadable audio.

Mallott to Council: Win-or-lose decisions ‘build the worst society’

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks to the NPFMC on Wednesday in Sitka. Mallott told council members to "try to find ways to reach common ground -- or water." (State of Alaska photo/Barbara Blake)Lt. Governor Byron Mallott urged unity at one of the most polarized meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in recent memory.

Two injured as lodge’s deck collapses during group photo

The collapsed deck on Halibut Pt. Road. Building official William Stortz confirms that it was a failure of wood rather than hardware. (KCAW photo)Several people suffered minor injuries after a deck collapsed at a charter lodge in Sitka Wednesday evening (6-3-15). At least 12 people were on the deck, posing for a photo, when it fell.

Former Coast Guard commander to head cruise group

Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Coast Guard District 17 commander, speaks to KJNO radio station listeners during a live interview Feb. 10, 2012. (USCG photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst)Former Alaska Coast Guard Commander Thomas Ostebo takes over July 6 as CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association. He'll advocate for an industry he once regulated.

“Sound your A!” Thom Moore brings oboe to SSMF

Moore_ThomThomas C. Moore is an oboist and audio recording producer. Moore was joined by SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey to talk about oboe music through the centuries and his Grammy-winning audio production work. Downloadable audio.

Council seeks to reduce veto threat over MSA

veto_illustrationPresident Obama is not the only one concerned with the latest version of the Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will likely recommend major changes.

Only Fools Run at Midnight!

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Mark your calendars! Southeast Alaska’s wildest running series, Only Fools Run at Midnight is coming up on June 20th! This year Raven Radio is teaming up with Southeast Alaska Independent Living to bring you this costume-clad evening full of fun … more