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Beached whale sighted in Whale Bay

The whale was first seen about 40 miles southeast of Sitka in Whale Bay. (KCAW image)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is searching for a whale reported dead near Sitka earlier this week.

Fourth of July parade sunny with chance of chickens

IMG_7963Chicken Little once said “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” At Sitka’s annual Fourth of July parade, the sky remained mostly blue and overhead, and the only rain -- to the dismay of Chicken Little -- was poultry.

Fourth of July parade to celebrate Sitka’s heroes

732ba18a-5ffb-4bc7-9f9b-e5ed2d4f017cSitka 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. Downloadable audio

Beginning in July, Sitka Public Library closed Sundays

IMG_5374Robb 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. Downloadable audio

Legislative aides cross Admiralty Island on foot with canoe

reid_edited-1Berett 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. Downloadable audio

Sitka Fine Arts Camp begins summer programming

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is offers numerous programs for students from around the country. Photo provided by SFAC.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. Downloadable audio

Police ID shooters, resolve case

The Sitka Police Department has identified the group of people allegedly shooting at the water off of the Chaichei Islands this past weekend.

New assistant DA serves in stride

IMG_5020Christopher 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.

Surf’s up in Sitka

160401_Surf_Schaeffer01Warmer 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.

Reduced Internet frustrates Sitka and Angoon

12705158_1245948982087672_899923341557750907_nMissed 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.