The CorvidEYE

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.

Figure eights on Swan Lake

2015-02-08-616This past Saturday (2-7-15), below freezing temperatures gave ice skaters a solid surface for gliding. Swan Lake turned into a weekend skating rink, as passerby with skates and sneakers alike stepped on to the ice. Photo by Mike Hicks.

Toe-tapping through Sitka Jazz Fest 2015

Violinist Mads Tolling played  variations of traditional Danish music  with his innovative bowing techniques. (Mike Hicks/KCAW photo)This past weekend (Feb. 5, 2015 - Feb. 7, 2015 ), the sounds of brass instruments and scat vocals filled the hallways and concert venues of Sitka.