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Sitka Health Summit Offers More Funding for Health Projects

The Sitka Health Summit will introduce MAPP Community Health Assessment data to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 7:00pm at the Hames Center. And the Summit's 9th Annual Planning Day will be Friday, October 9th, 8:30am-4:00pm, at UAS. This year's Planning Day will offer funding for more local health improvement projects. Downloadable audio.

SEDA hosts Seafood Innovation Summit

Garry White, the executive director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discusses this Thursday's (10-01-15) Seafood Innovation Summit. The round-table discussion on innovative processes in the seafood industry will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, at the Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi. Downloadable audio.

Island Institute artist drawn to the yellow cedar tree

mug2.crop_Kimi Eisele is an artist, writer, and choreographer from Tuscon, Arizona. Eisele will be in Sitka for two months as a resident with the Island Institute, studying the significance of the yellow cedar tree and teaching compositional improvisation and shadow puppetry. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans Complete Community Health Assessment

Sitka MAPPSitka Health Summit partners discuss the recently-completed MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Community Health Assessment. Downloadable audio.

North Coast Winds Quintet Visits Sitka

North Coast Winds QuintetMembers of the North Coast Winds Quintet discuss performing in Sitka and engaging Sitka's youth. Quintet performs, courtesy of Alaska Arts Southeast, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Downloadable audio.

AFS builds bridges between Sitka and the world

AFS_Alaska_opt1Misty Jensen, the Team Development Specialist for the Alaska branch of the American Field Service (AFS), was joined by Sitka cluster coordinator Krisanne Rice to discuss international exchange opportunities ( for Sitka students. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans race in XtraTufs for 21st year

101-IMG_2808-500x375Kerry Maclane, the organizer for the Running of the Boots, was joined by Lilly Mayo to talk about the 21st Annual Running of the Boots. This annual event is an end of the season celebration that features a costume contest, live music, and a fun run in Xtratuf boots. Downloadable audio.

Mental Health First Aid Trainings Offered in Sitka

Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, in partnership with St. Peter's Episcopal Church and St. Gregory's Catholic Church, is offering three mental health first aid trainings. The first training is on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 8 am - 5:30 pm. Lloyd Platson, Employee Development Coordinator at Sitka Counseling, says attendees will walk away with concrete tools to help them identify, understand, and respond appropriately to mental health conditions. Downloadable Audio

Girls Scouts host Women of Science and Technology Day

The Girl Scouts of Alaska will host a Women of Science and Technology Day in Sitka, on Saturday, Sept. 26th.   KCAW News spoke with Victoria Lorde, Girl Scouts of Alaska Southern Southeast Member Services and Program Specialist. Downloadable audio.

Stanford Students Study Sustainability in Sitka

Twelve students from Stanford's Sophomore College Course, in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science Center, spent three weeks in Sitka, exploring the human component of environmental sustainability. Program Instructor Aaron Strong says the students focused on four aspects of sustainability: forests, fisheries, tourism, and energy.  Students Elizabeth Hillstrom and Christopher Yeh say the experience was life-changing.  All twelves students will present their findings today (Thursday, Sept. 17) at 5 pm at Kettleson Memorial Library. Downloadable Audio