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State seeks bidders to care for Sitka’s parks

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.Mike Eberhardt, the Southeast Area Parks Superintendent, talks about the plan by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation to seek new managers for Sitka's state parks. The state will end management of all seven of Sitka's state parks on July 1, 2015. The link to the RFP is available here. Downloadable audio.

International Air Rally touches down in Sitka and Yakutat

MemberPhotoPlane-5The International Air Rally took to the skies of Alaska this month, with Sitka as their final destination. Five twin Cessna planes are parked on the Sitka runway. Their pilots and traveling partners have been traveling since June 1, 2015 and landed in Ketchikan and Juneau, with a surprise detour to Yakutat. Downloadable audio.

Herskowtiz: Classical virtuoso with a jazz twist

biographyMatt Herskowitz, a Montreal-based pianist, composer and arranger, will be performing with his jazz trio at the Sitka Summer Music Festival this year. A graduate of the Julliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Herskowtiz is known for fusing the technique of a classical virtuoso with a prowess in jazz. Downloadable audio.

Sipe: Coordinated transit plan open for public comment

Photo-of-RIDE-buses-10th-Anniversary-1024x611Connie Sipe, the Executive Director of the Center for Community, is part of the effort to draft Sitka's coordinated transit plan, which is open for public comment through Monday, June 15. Downloadable audio.

Lady Wolves triumphant in state softball championships

Photo courtesy Sitka High School Facebook pageThe Sitka Lady Wolves have done it again, bringing home their 5th small schools station championship trophy in the last six seasons. Head Coach Jael McCarty was joined by three of the fourteen Varsity players: Zosha (Zoe) Krupa ('17, pitcher), Kelcie von Scheerschmidt ('16, left fielder), and Meaghan Way ('16, center fielder). Downloadable audio.

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.

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.

“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.

Brave Alaskan Adventure to offer trip of a lifetime

10423278_1126614267352561_6389235391256765736_nBraveheart Volunteers (BHV) Zachary Desmond, Director of Programs, and Board President Sherrie Mayo, discuss the "Brave Alaskan Adventure," a three year fundraising initiative. On July 1st for the next three years, BHV will draw a name from the pledge pool. The winner gets round-trip tickets to Sitka. Downloadable audio.

A preview of the 43rd Sitka Summer Music Festival

Bailey_Zuill-e1427043515261-222x222Kayla Boettcher, the Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Founded in 1972, SSMF is a month-long classical chamber music festival that begins today (06-02-15) and runs through Sunday, June 28. Downloadable audio.