The CorvidEYE

Waiting for humpies

Hey_bear_250Sitkan 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!

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.

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.

Meet K.C.A.W.

IMG_0054-1It'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.

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.

Eating Kake

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Jason Aceveda shows off hooligan, salmon, halibut and seal in the smokehouse at the 25th annual Culture Camp held this past week in Kake. (KCAW photo/Erik Neumann)

Several dozen high school and middle school youth spent the past week attending … 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.

Showtime!

SFACBalletClass_250The 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.

WATER FIGHT!

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Members of the Sitka Fire Department and US Coast Guard battle it out during the Fourth of July water fight. Members from each group competed to push a red, white and blue keg down the street using water from fire … more

Candy and balloons, rain or shine

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Jesse Notkong made cotton candy at Baranof playground during a rainy July 3rd afternoon. Food and game booths were set up for Sitka’s Independence Day celebration. For more information about the 4th of July celebration visit theĀ Sitka Chamber of more