Sitka Chamber of Commerce Director Rachel Roy joined us in the studio to discuss the organization's plans for the 4th of July celebration and other chamber events.
Robb Farmer, director of the Sitka Public Library, joined us to discuss this summer reading programs and the 33 1/3 Club, dedicated to vinyl appreciation as well as the upcoming changes to library hours.
Berett Wilber of Sitka and Reid Magdanz of Kotzebue recently crossed Admiralty Island on foot, with a canoe! KCAW's Emily Kwong speaks with them about their journey.
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp has begun their summer programming! Executive Director Rodger Schmidt joined us in the studio to talk about this summer's shows and special programs.
The Sitka Police Department has identified the group of people allegedly shooting at the water off of the Chaichei Islands this past weekend.
Christopher Orman is the new assistant district attorney for Sitka, Petersburg, and Kake. He replaced Jean Seaton in February, who held the position since 2009. Originally from Southern California, Orman had a winding road to get into law, but he says he’s ultimately happy to be serving the community.
Warmer winters have pushed Sitka snowboarders and other adventurers out of the mountains and into the water. The ocean swell and rock breaks right near the heart of town create prime wave conditions. But locals are worried about revealing too much about their secret spot.
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
The clock is ticking for Sitka’s Marijuana Advisory Committee. State regulations go into effect February 21 and the group has yet to forward its recommendations to the assembly on what a pot industry might look like on Baranof Island.