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Brown: Communication is key

Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on tribal council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on the Tribal Council. Born in Kake, Brown has worked in a variety of fields throughout the region and state.

Sitka hunter medevacked from Verstovia

Twenty-one-year old Scott Kennedy was out hunting alone on Mt. Verstovia when he fell and his pistol discharged. The bullet lodged just above the knee. A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted Kennedy aboard and delivered him to medical care.

Feldpausch: Tight policies ensure quality service for Tribal citizens

Lillian Feldpausch says Sitka must learn to live within its means. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Lillian Feldpausch wants to see a tight ship at the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. She believes that if the organization stands by its policies and procedures, better quality service will result for tribal citizens. Feldpausch is running for her second two-year term on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Council.

Sitka bears enjoy a taste of British tradition

Brown bear "Lucky" devours a kibble-filled pumpkin on Guy Fawkes Day. (FOB photo/Debi Terry)Guy Fawkes Day doesn’t mean much to anyone unless you happen to be British -- or in one special case in Sitka -- a brown bear. Fawkes attempted to blow up parliament in 1605. November 5 is traditionally celebrated by lighting a bonfire and burning the notorious traitor in effigy. Chris Turner, at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear, had a different approach. He spoke with KCAW’s Rich McClear.

Sitka back on Blue Lake water, hydro project end in sight

Workers pouring cement at the Blue Lake dam in June, 2014 (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sitka, pour yourself a glass of water -- tap water. As of Wednesday, we are officially drinking from Blue Lake.

Settlement signed in Sitka gender equity dispute

Moller Field re-opened in 2012 after a $2.6-million renovation. (KCAW photo)The Sitka School District has reached a settlement in a gender equity dispute over the community’s new ball field. The resolution averts a potential investigation of Title IX violations.

Departing Sitka, Flight 67 weathers lightning strike

Aircraft lightning strikes occur more often than people realize. (Alaska Airlines photo)An Alaska Airlines jet was struck by lightning shortly after leaving Sitka Tuesday evening (11-4-14), but continued on to a safe landing in Juneau. Passengers reported hearing a loud sound similar to a gunshot and felt some minor turbulence.

Southeast votes for Walker, Begich, Dunbar

U.S. Senator Mark Begich speaks to Sitka resident Dirk White at the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sen. Mark Begich would be headed back to Washington, D.C., had the rest of the state voted like Southeast. Bill Walker would have solidly won the governor’s race. And Forrest Dunbar would have probably squeaked by.

For Moreno, tourism lets tribal citizens tell their own story

Rachel Moreno was first elected in 2008 and is running for her fourth term (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Three-term incumbent Rachel Moreno is hoping Sitka tribal citizens give her a fourth opportunity to serve on the Tribal Council, in elections planned for next Tuesday, November 11th.

Kreiss-Tomkins reelected by wide margin

Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins celebrates with campaign manager Berett Wilber. Kreiss-Tomkins beat back a challenge from Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson in state House District 35. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)Sitka Democrat Kreiss-Tomkins beat Republican Steven Samuelson of Petersburg, 60-percent to 40-percent, in the race for State House District 35. It was a far cry from his first race, in 2012, which he won by 32 votes.