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“Be our guest” at the SFAC production of Beauty and the Beast

imagesThe Sitka Fine Arts Camp's (SFAC) is staging a full-scale production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with an all-student cast who put the entire show together in two weeks. WT McRae, musical director, said this is the Musical Theater Camp's most ambitious production yet. Two students from the production, Olivia Rivera and Victoria Ingram, play Mrs. Potts and the Wardrobe (aka Madame de la Grande Bouche). SFAC's Beauty and the Beast debuts on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Additional performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Downloadable audio.

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.

Translator Communities off the air

Raven Radio is temporarily off the air in our translator communities. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will have the signal back up as soon as possible.… more

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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?

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.

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.

Today’s the day!

Spring 2014 DriveToday is our One Day Drive! The station is bursting with music and voices, as we welcome volunteers, guests, musicians, and you! We've reached $52,856 in contributions so far - help us meet our Spring Goal of $85,000! Don't wait - donate now! And THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far!

Let’s get lost!

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Our One Day Drive is Friday, April 4th and will culminate with live music at the Cable House! Regal Cheese from 7-8 and The Lost Boys from 8-10pm. We’ll be broadcasting the performances live so you  can come down, or … more