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Deacon’s music a bell-towering achievement

bells 1The bells at St. Michael’s Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka are ringing again after a temporary hiatus. Thanks to a new deacon with musical abilities and no fear of heights, you’ll hear them ringing most days at 11:55. Downloadable audio

Partnership to boost Alaska trail, cabin repairs

A Trail Mix volunteer moves gravel to a muddy part of Juneau's Lemon Creek Trail. A new agreement means the nonprofit group will expand its work in Alaska's national forests. (Photo courtesy Trail Mix)Alaska’s national forests will see more cabin and trail improvements under a new public-private partnership. A nonprofit group long involved in Juneau maintenance work is increasing its role in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.

Budget cuts close Sitka Public Library on Sundays

IMG_7272Book-loving Sitkans are facing a major plot twist. City budget cuts are bringing the Sitka Public Library to a close every Sunday, starting last Sunday (07-10-16). The new facility, which opened doors in February, will maintain its current schedule the other six days of the week.

‘Anna Blanc’ leads readers where angels fear to tread

Where's Anna Blanc? Kincheloe's protagonist is 19, and could easily look like one of these women from a 1910 image on her website.A visiting author has captured the experience of some of the country’s earliest female police officers in her debut novel, “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc.”

Stedman, nine others, face no election challenges

Sen. Bert Stedman reacts to testimony at a 2014 Senate Labor and Commerce committee meeting. The Sitka Republican is one of 10 lawmakers running unopposed this year. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)A fifth of Alaska legislators running this year face no opposition. One is Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who faces no contest – for the second time.

‘Chichagof Dream’ gets a 100-ton makeover

This summer Sitka-based Allen Marine brought a fifth ship under their Alaskan Dream Cruises brand, but the ship itself has sailed Southeast before, as the 'Spirit of Glacier Bay.'

Beached whale sighted in Whale Bay

The whale was first seen about 40 miles southeast of Sitka in Whale Bay. (KCAW image)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is searching for a whale reported dead near Sitka earlier this week.

Alaska Whale Foundation grows wings in Warm Springs

23b1a68f-d201-4f81-b0b7-6939eb8350acThe Alaska Whale Foundation is growing wings. Since establishing a field station in Warm Springs Bay, the AWF has been able to open its doors to other areas of study. . KCAW’s Katherine Rose recently took the daylong cruise around Baranof Island to Warm Springs Bay to learn about the Alaska Whale Foundation’s new bird monitoring project.

Rasmuson grant boosts Sitka’s affordable cottage plan

An affordable cottage neighborhood on Halibut Point Road in Sitka took another step toward reality, with the help of almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grant funding.

Fourth of July parade sunny with chance of chickens

IMG_7963Chicken Little once said “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” At Sitka’s annual Fourth of July parade, the sky remained mostly blue and overhead, and the only rain -- to the dismay of Chicken Little -- was poultry.