The CorvidEYE

XCountry champ!

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Sitka High Boys extended their dominance in Cross Country by winning the Regional 1A/2A/3A Meet Saturday morning (9-28-13) in Sitka. Freshman David Wilcox broke the tape in 17:37 for the 5K event, helping his team to an overall first in the meet. Mt. Edgecumbe, Wrangell, and Skagway rounded out the field. Click through for complete results. more

Our home in the wild


Austin-based filmmaker Ben Hamilton has a knack for capturing the appeal of visiting — and living in — Southeast Alaska. The films he’s made for the Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau are stunning to be sure, but often contain small, subtle portraits — of us. He made this short film for the Sitka Conservation Society. more

Let your light shine

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The lights in the sky over Sitka on Sunday evening (8-11-13) weren’t all meteors. Photographer Dan Evans summited Arrowhead Peak to take in the fantastic view, and his headlamp was seen from town — as an inadvertant distress signal. more

Waiting for humpies

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Sitkan Hugh Bevan captured yet another trailcam portrait of one of Sitka’s local brown bears. This guy was scouting for humpies about 10 miles south of town, at 8:15 in the morning on July 31. Bevan first came across the no-name stream while hunting a few years ago, and noticed fish bones along the banks. He checked this trailcam on August 2, and discovered several other bears had been photographed as well. He’s decided to keep clear of “Scary Creek” until October! more

A day at the races: Sitka marathon in panorama

Brian Hanson signals the start of the inaugural Cross Trail Classic Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday morning. Over 100 runners participated in the race.  (KCAW photo by Erik Neumann)

Brian Hanson signals the start of the inaugural Cross Trail Classic Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday morning. Over 100 runners participated in the race. more

Behind the scenes at Sitka Seafood Fest

Chef Seth Caswell prepares grilled quinoa patties for the Sitka Seafood Fest this Friday and Saturday. Caswell is visiting Sitka from Seattle where he is Executive Chef at Google. (KCAW photo by Erik Neumnn)

Chef Seth Caswell prepares grilled quinoa patties for the Sitka Seafood Fest this Friday and Saturday. Caswell is visiting Sitka from Seattle where he is, Executive Chef at Google. more

Meet K.C.A.W.

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It’s not unusual for cruise ship visitors to wander up and look around here at Raven Radio. On Wednesday, we got a visit from the Wilson family, visiting Sitka on a cruise ship. When you learn their son’s name, you’ll know why they were so interested in putting us on their itinerary. more

Where pianos grow

Pianist Natasha Paremski connects her principal instrument — the Steinway piano — with the source of its principal material, Sitka spruce trees. A short film by Sitka Conservation Society media intern Gleb Mikhalev. more

Eating Kake

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Several dozen high school and middle school youth spent the past week attending the 25th annual Culture Camp in the Organized Village of Kake. Over the week, participants did traditional food gathering and processing and learned crafts like cedar weaving. … more

Salmon dip

Tom Wallo dip netting at Redoubt Falls over the weekend. Wallo and his partners netted 11 red salmon on Saturday during a day of subsistence fishing.

Sitkan Tom Wallo dipnets at Redoubt Falls over the weekend. Wallo and his partners netted 11 sockeye salmon on Saturday during a day of subsistence fishing. The bag limit was increased this year to 25 fish per day. The Department of Fish and Game plans to hold a rare commercial opening for Redoubt Sockeye later this month. more