The CorvidEYE

Birthday Boat

IMG_4040Stephen Rhoads had a big surprise on his 40th birthday this week when he found his boat was decked out with hearts, banners and balloons in Eliason Harbor.

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).