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Postcard: Gizmos and gadgets galore at Whalefest 2014

2-IMG_5699Most days, Ella Lubin and Lily Hood are 8th graders at Blatchley Middle School. But earlier this month, they were sent on a special reporting assignment by KCAW to cover Whalefest 2014.

One burglary arrest, but investigation continues

A Sitka man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of home burglaries, but police caution that the investigation isn’t over yet, and say they’re still pursuing other suspects.

Tracing the 2,500 turkey supply chain

Sea Mart and AC Lakeside both carry fresh and frozen turkeys, including a few dozen organic. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)On Thanksgiving, one bird rules them all. But how do they get to Baranof Island in the first place?

SPD offer $1000 reward for info on burglaries

The Sitka Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the recent string of burglaries. So far, no arrests have been made.

Assembly votes to let garden stands sprout in Sitka

Soil for the taking at Blatchley Community Garden. (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to make it easier for residents to sell produce they’ve grown at home. The change is part of an effort to make locally grown food more easily accessible.

Rescued hunter: “I made a couple of mistakes and it cost me.”

John Delong stands with Petty Officer 2nd Class Brendan Dent, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Vaughn and Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Ransom from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka after his rescue. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Pete Melnick)John DeLong, the Sitka hunter rescued by the Coast Guard last Wednesday (11-19-14) spent a long, cold night under a tree before the helicopter came to hoist him to safety.

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

A seiner purses up as a tender pulls alongside to start pumping herring, during the fourth and final opening in the 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target.

With four more burglaries, week’s total is ten

Callers reported possible burglaries on Observatory Street, Kincaid Street, Edgecumbe Drive and Halibut Point Road. That brings the total number of burglaries reported this week to ten.

USFS: Transition means fewer unmilled logs

Robert Bonnie, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s undersecretary for natural resources and the environment, talks about the Tongass transition during a press conference Nov. 19, 2014. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A top Forest Service official says fewer unprocessed logs will be sold overseas under a transition to harvesting younger trees.

Police report spate of home burglaries

Burglaries were reported on Biorka, Etolin, and Charteris Streets, Petersen and Moller Avenues and Tlingit Way. (Map by Multiplottr)Sitka police are investigating a spate of home burglaries since Monday. Police received reports of four home burglaries between midnight and 3AM today (11-20-14), all within walking distance of downtown.