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‘Anna Blanc’ leads readers where angels fear to tread

Where's Anna Blanc? Kincheloe's protagonist is 19, and could easily look like one of these women from a 1910 image on her website.A visiting author has captured the experience of some of the country’s earliest female police officers in her debut novel, “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc.”

Stedman, nine others, face no election challenges

Sen. Bert Stedman reacts to testimony at a 2014 Senate Labor and Commerce committee meeting. The Sitka Republican is one of 10 lawmakers running unopposed this year. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)A fifth of Alaska legislators running this year face no opposition. One is Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who faces no contest – for the second time.

‘Chichagof Dream’ gets a 100-ton makeover

This summer Sitka-based Allen Marine brought a fifth ship under their Alaskan Dream Cruises brand, but the ship itself has sailed Southeast before, as the 'Spirit of Glacier Bay.'

Beached whale sighted in Whale Bay

The whale was first seen about 40 miles southeast of Sitka in Whale Bay. (KCAW image)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is searching for a whale reported dead near Sitka earlier this week.

Alaska Whale Foundation grows wings in Warm Springs

23b1a68f-d201-4f81-b0b7-6939eb8350acThe Alaska Whale Foundation is growing wings. Since establishing a field station in Warm Springs Bay, the AWF has been able to open its doors to other areas of study. . KCAW’s Katherine Rose recently took the daylong cruise around Baranof Island to Warm Springs Bay to learn about the Alaska Whale Foundation’s new bird monitoring project.

Rasmuson grant boosts Sitka’s affordable cottage plan

An affordable cottage neighborhood on Halibut Point Road in Sitka took another step toward reality, with the help of almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grant funding.

Fourth of July parade sunny with chance of chickens

IMG_7963Chicken Little once said “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” At Sitka’s annual Fourth of July parade, the sky remained mostly blue and overhead, and the only rain -- to the dismay of Chicken Little -- was poultry.

‘Admiralty Dream’ captain dies aboard ship

The 153-foot Admiralty Dream is one of five small cruise ships operated by Sitka-based Allen Marine Tours. (Alaskan Dream photo)The captain of a small cruise ship touring Southeast Alaska was discovered dead in his cabin Monday morning (7-4-16). Ken Adams was the captain of the Admiralty Dream.

Small earthquake adds to Sitka’s holiday blast

A small earthquake rattled dishes along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska Monday evening (7-4-16). The magnitude 3.6 quake occurred about 20 miles west of Whale Bay.

Sitka Salmon Shares graduates to new plant

unspecifiedIf you’ve spent any time enjoying a drink at Baranof Brewery, you may have glanced across the street and wondered what’s going on behind the doors at Sitka Salmon Shares. It’s been over a year since the company purchased the Big Blue processing plant and, slowly but surely, they’re turning the space into one that suits their needs.