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Baranof celebrates salmon in annual day of learning

IMG_3723Baranof Elementary begins the school year with a day of experiential learning, devoted entirely to Sitka salmon.

Slideshow: Kilts, sun, and fishy fun at Sitka’s Seafood Festival

Esther Burdick comes up empty in the Bobbing-for-Fish Heads event. She would eventually land her humpy. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey).What has sunshine, music, tartan plaid, and a lot of guys and gals tossing heavy objects about? Sitka's 6th Annual Seafood Festival.

Pacific High graduates Class of 2015

3-IMG_1259At the Pacific High graduation last Thursday (05-21-15), five students donned robes for a ceremony at Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. It was a full house as the all-Native Alaskan class took the stage.

The one compliment that never fails

6-IMG_5677Sitka Community Theater brought new life to a nearly 100-year-old play in their spring performance (Friday, 3-27-15 to Sunday, 3-29-15), The Flattering Word.

Campbell brings pen and ink art to schools

FullSizeRender (4)Taking pen and ink to paper, artist Norm Campbell brings Alaska's natural world to life. Campbell recently completed a two week class at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School on the art of "invented landscapes." His class is a part of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp's "Artists in the Schools" residencies.

Slideshow: Derby girls discover ‘internal roar’

150219_DYPDERBY1_woolseyAs part of Discover Your Potential Week at Blatchley Middle School in Sitka, twenty girls joined seventh-grade science teacher Bridgette Whitcomb (aka "The Filthy Oar") and other members of the Sitka Sound Slayers to learn about the sport of flat-track Roller Derby.

Blue Lake Dam: Sitka’s ‘cut the fat hog’

The Blue Lake Dam at work. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Blue Lake Dam site reopened to public access over the weekend (2-14-15), but there isn't much to see. Almost all of the additional 83-feet of dam height is underwater, thanks to an exceptionally wet winter.

Vikings storm Sitka

Petersburg's Colby Bell takes a high pass over Sitka's Jon Jensen and Alex Corak Friday night (2-13-15). (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)In a prelude to regional tournament action next month, the Petersburg Vikings dominated Sitka on Friday 48-33 in boy's basketball. The Wolves were missing several starters, but Petersburg's well-coordinated defense would be tough under any circumstances.

Aiming for laughs

Kristine Banh and Debbie Yearwood. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Sitka High juniors Kristine Banh (standing) and Debbie Yearwood perform a piece called Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts, from the television series Community, during the Sitka Drama, Debate, and Forensics Team's Performance Showcase Friday (2-13-15).

All aboard the Hogwarts Express

23-IMG_0096Last Thursday (2-5-15), staff of the Kettleson Memorial Library transformed the Stratton location into the Hogwarts castle, complete with floating candlesticks, owls, and of course, a competition for the House Cup. The publisher Bloomsbury Children's Books declared February 5th the first "Harry Potter Book Night," an annual event to celebrate the series.