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.
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!
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.
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.
The high school session of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp culminates this weekend with final performances in the visual and performing arts. Listen to camp instructors Scott Davis and Andrew Hames discuss this year's final performances on KCAW's Morning Interview. Performance times are 7 PM Thu Jul 11 at the Odess Theater, 7 PM Fri and Sat, Jul 12 and 13, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Visual Arts will be on display throughout campus Sat Jul 13 from 1-4 PM.