Since she arrived at KCAW, people in Sitka and around the state have been asking Schaeffer to say things that they’d really rather not say themselves. Now, she's turned that silvery voice into gold.
The August 18th landslide in Sitka was unprecedented, raising safety concerns about property development in the Benchlands. Now, a lawsuit by one of the owners whose house was destroyed is raising legal questions about who is responsible: the city or the developer?
A two-day meeting in Sitka this weekend (Apr 1-2) will address community concerns over racism. Tom Gamble will facilitate a program called Advancing Native Dialogues On Racial Equities.
The Sitka National Historical Park will oversee Castle Hill and Old Sitka again this summer. The State Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the two agencies have renewed their cooperative management agreement for another season.
The Sitka School Board and district teachers have signed off on a new three-year contract. For the first year of the deal, at least, teachers agreed to take no pay raise.
Alaska’s star-crossed educational testing system suffered another setback today (Tue 3-29-16), when a fiber-optic cable near the University of Kansas was severed at about 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time.
The F/V Lady Louise handed out 5000 lbs. of freshly harvested roe to Sitkans today (03-29-16). The giveaway was sponsored by the Southeast Herring Conservation Alliance, with donations from the sac roe herring fleet.
The Alaska Folk Festival runs April 4-10 in Juneau. It’s a sure sign of spring for the hundreds of musicians from all over the state who come to play, jam and listen.
For the third time in a half dozen years, Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery has closed far short of the target harvest level.
High school students and community members rallied at a local “Choose Respect” march through downtown Sitka on Thursday (3-24-16). The goal of this march, and others held across the state, was to bring awareness to Alaska’s high rates of sexual assault and domestic violence.