A crowd of nearly 100 Sitkans gathered in Totem Square last night (06-13-16), to honor the 49 victims of Sunday's (06-12-16) shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub. The group gathered beneath a blue sky in a big circle and, holding strips of orange paper, took turns reading the forty nine name aloud.
So far, there have been two bear attacks in Southeast and summer is just getting started. KCAW’s Brielle Schaeffer decided to try her hand at using bear spray and has this story.
Heavy equipment is rumbling across Kruzof Island near Sitka again, but this time the big rigs are not removing trees -- instead, they’re putting them back.
Commander Mark Vislay handed over the stick at Air Station Sitka to Commander William Lewin, in a ceremony this morning (Friday 6-10-16). Vislay praised his unit and urged them to "battle complacency."
The ocean supports a variety of marine life at the Sitka Sound Science Center, and soon it will support human life. This week, the center received funding to design a saltwater heat-pump.
Performing solo for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, Cellist Zuill Bailey is a musical force of nature. He believes in the importance of the arts in Alaska, and he makes his case on a 17th-century instrument.
While more attention is being brought to solve the state’s drug problems, proper services have always been hard to get in more remote areas.
For all its prevalence in Alaskan communities, drug addiction can be a difficult health care problem to manage.
Celebration, a 4-day festival honoring Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures began yesterday (06-08-16). And while some of the festival goers arrived by plane or boat, several dozen pulled themselves to shore.
Xh’unei Lance Twitchell is studying language immersion schools in Hawaii, to bring the model to Southeast Alaska. Central Council has pledged to build a preschool this fall.