Missed connections were hard to avoid this Valentine’s Day (02-14-16) in Sitka and Angoon. The fiber optic cable serving both island communities is damaged, leaving customers with spotty to zero Internet, TV, and phone service.
GCI hopes to have full phone, internet and cable restored by Saturday, Feb. 20th. GCI reports that customers will not be charged during this time of reduced services. Updates are available at 907-747-3535
An Angoon man suffered a sprained ankle when the house he was living in collapsed on Friday night in strong winds.
Unofficial election results rolled in from around the region last night (10-06-15). Though the winners aren’t official, this is where the numbers stand now for Kake, Angoon, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Port Alexander.
With the exception of Yakutat, several communities around the region will be casting their own ballots for local leadership.
It’s a big night for basketball in Sitka, even though no Sitka team is playing. This week Mt. Edgecumbe has been hosting the Region V Basketball tournament for 1A schools, and the championship games are tonight. Meanwhile in the 3A tourney in Ketchikan, both title games will be played tomorrow (Sat 3-7-15).
The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing.
Elections were also held this week in most communities served by KCAW, with the exception of Yakutat, whose voters will go to the polls later this month.
Three canoes left Kake this morning; a week from now, they'll land in Juneau ten canoes strong. The week-long trek to Celebration 2014 is organized by the One People Canoe Society. Paddlers from Kake, Ketchikan and Wrangell will be joined by canoes from Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat and Haines. So what prompts people to pick up a paddle? It's about "getting back to their roots," says Alicia Chilton, who is skippering the Wrangell canoe. "Or maybe finding them."
The ferry LeConte will return to service at least a day later than expected. Thursday sailings have been canceled due to ongoing bow-thruster repairs.