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.
The nation’s chief service officer says volunteerism has broad public support, and programs like Americorps and Senior Corps will survive the transition to a new presidential administration.
The cooperative extension at University of Alaska Southeast is closing its doors. The news broke after state budget reductions forced the University of Alaska to cut nearly one million dollars from the program, which provides agricultural, health, and community development training.
The winner of the 61st Sitka Salmon Derby has waited a long time for his fish. Bob Bernhardt has been trying for the top king salmon in the event since his brother Ernie beat him 57 years ago.
Stephen Bethune is the new area wildlife management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Sitka. He replaced longtime biologist Phil Mooney, who retired earlier this year. KCAW’s Katherine Rose spent some time with Bethune to see how he’s adjusting to life in Sitka.
To make ends meet, City Hall is consolidating or leaving unfilled 5 positions. A sixth city staffer was laid off. Critical repairs to Sitka's seaplane base -- at $170,000 -- passed just under the wire.
The Sitka Summer Music Festival began with gusto this week. For the first half of the month-long chamber music residency, the Cypress String Quartet will be performing all of Beethoven’s string quartets. These performances are extra special because they are among the last for the San Francisco-based group, which has been performing for two decades.