The CorvidEYE

Up, up and away!

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Jacquie Hedrick’s Baranof Elementary kindergarten class watches an Air Station Sitka H-60 Jayhawk sling load fertilizer to Redoubt Lake for the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday. more

Sun day in the park

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Sitka resident Mike Alfred reads the newspaper at Totem Square on Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures reached 61 degrees on the cloudless day. more

Unkindness of ravens

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A group of ravens is known collectively as an “unkindness,” and today they lived up to the term. The birds managed to, shall we say, aerate the lawn in front of our studios at the Cable House. more

Another good dam documentary!


Sitka’s Blue Lake hydro expansion project has gotten a public relations makeover from a local filmmaker. Hannah Guggenheim recently released a four-and-a-half minute documentary about the project called “Energy Independence for our Future.” The film is narrated by former city administrator John Stein. Reserve a seat on the next public tour on May 19. more

House band

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State Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, her husband Jim Powell, and state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, play at the Juneau Folk Festival on Wednesday. more

Herring fishery opens!

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Today at 3 p.m. was the first opening of Sitka’s lucrative commercial herring fishery. About 48 boats were on the water fishing until it came to an end for the day a few minutes after 6 p.m. The fishery area was between Bieli Rock and Makhnati Island. more

Getting ready

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State managers reported predators were visible during an aerial survey conducted Wednesday morning, but that the herring were not visible from the air. more

Slideshow: Sweet victory

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The Sitka Lady Wolves and the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves each defeated their over-the-bridge counterparts to win regional championships in this week’s (Mar 5 – 9, 2013) 3A tournament in the BJ McGillis Gym in Sitka. While it’s not always fun to lose, winning at the end of a long season could not be sweeter. See the slideshow. more

Slideshow: 4A belongs to Juneau

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Two teams from Juneau captured regional basketball titles Friday (3-8-13) during the 4A basketball tournament at Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Juneau-Douglas took the girls crown; Thunder Mountain won the boys. Good fun and great basketball! View the slideshow. more

Slideshow: 2A rocks the gym!

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This year’s Region V Basketball Tournament involves a lot more than just Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe. The newly-reorganized 2A classification is also settling state tournament berths. Here’s a look at Thursday’s 2A action featuring Wrangell, Haines, Craig, and Metlakatla. more