City creates citizens’ taskforce

Mayor Mim McConnell was joined by City Administrator Mark Gorman to invite Sitkans to participate in a citizens' taskforce (CT) on city services, revenues, and fees. The Assembly directed city staff to set up the task force at the last meeting. According to McConnell and Gorman, the 7-member focus group will include a Chair and Vice Chair and will meet for six months. The group will be tasked with determining Sitka's core services and how to fund those services into the future. Downloadable audio.

Survey asks, “Are you satisfied with the quality of life in Sitka?”

18487_970809246276466_83674780593795183_nMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, the Director with the Sitka Health Summit, invites the citizens of Sitka to participate in a quality of life survey by the end of July. This is the first comprehensive health survey of it's kind in the island city of 9000 year-round residents. The survey is available online through Survey Monkey at this link. Downloadable audio.

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Tracing the 2,500 turkey supply chain

Sea Mart and AC Lakeside both carry fresh and frozen turkeys, including a few dozen organic. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)On Thanksgiving, one bird rules them all. But how do they get to Baranof Island in the first place?

Listen to Sage Building History

sageHere's a program on the history of the Sage Building produced by Lisa Busch who interviewed Gil Truitt, Nancy Yaw Davis, Stacy Golden, Cleo Brylinsky, Heather Woody, Jay Stelzenmueller and Kathy Kyle.

Win a trip to the sun!

IMG_0990Ready for a trip to Hawaii, Mexico, Florida? Tickets for the annual Raven Radio Raffle are available this Saturday at the Farmer's Market, Sunday at Sea Mart from 3-5pm and weekdays at the station, $10 each. The winning ticket holder will win 2 tickets on Alaska Airlines to any Alaska Airlines destination with no blackout dates. Please contact Amy at 747-5877 with questions.

Landscaping Committee talks summer plans

The municipal Sitka Tree and Landscaping Committee acting president Joe D'Arienzo and newest member Deb Miller outline upcoming plantings, the creation of a new tree ordinance and an upcoming Arbor Day planting event.

Did you miss the Roller Derby Bout? Listen here!

140517_Derby_dipticMay 17th marked the second official Roller Derby Bout by the Sitka Sound Slayers, and Raven Radio was there to broadcast it live! If you missed it, you can hear it now right here.

Update: Sealaska dividends include no earnings

Sealaska CEO Chris McNeil Jr. addresses Juneau's Native Issues Forum April 2, 2014. The corporation's spring distribution includes no operating revenue. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The Sealaska regional Native corporation does not appear to be making much – if any – money.