U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan teleconferenced into the Sitka Assembly meeting on Tuesday to give a report, and spent around half an hour fielding questions and concerns from assembly members, most of it focused on federal funding to...
Sitkans who have been financially hurt by the coronavirus pandemic will likely get breaks on their utility and moorage bills this summer. The Sitka assembly on Tuesday night (5-26-20) decided to move forward with two proposals to distribute CARES Act funding to Sitkans through subsidies.
Two men were rescued alive-but-unconscious after their skiff overturned Tuesday afternoon (5-26-20) about a mile northwest of the Chichagof Island community of Elfin Cove. The Coast Guard credits prompt action by Good Samaritans -- and life jackets -- for the mens' survival.
Sitka’s second confirmed case of the coronavirus demonstrates how much better prepared health officials are to manage the pandemic. A routine screening caught this infection, possibly before it became a widespread outbreak.
When the Sitka Assembly meets tonight (5/26/20), it will approve the receipt of over $14 million in federal funding through the CARES Act, and it will vote on two ordinances that would dole out the coronavirus disaster funding to the public through subsidies.
According to press releases from SEARHC and the city’s Unified Command Center on Monday (5/25/20), the patient was tested for the coronavirus as a part of the routine admitting procedure at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center. The patient was immediately isolated and is now quarantining at home.
The decision to reopen Alaska is not an “all clear," and actually places a lot of responsibility on businesses to keep their employees and customers safe.The Sitka Health Summit has help with its “Safe Stores, Safe Shoppers, and Safe Workers Initiative.”
Join KCAW & burgeoning scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz for their latest podcast collaboration, "Sound Watch." The six-episode series focuses on the effects of global climate change on the unique marine ecosystems here in Sitka Sound.
Paul McArthur has been pastor of Grace Harbor Church for 33 years. He delivered his final sermon on Sunday. He speaks with KCAW's Robert Woolsey about his career, and the tentative beginnings of what has become one of Sitka's largest congregations.
Lione Claire, with the Sitka Conservation Society, and Jennifer Nu, with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, are co-organizing the first-ever Local Foods Challenge. The program is intended to share information, resources, and place-based advice from around the region. Sign up at the salt and soil website. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.
Search Health Educator Erin Matthes and Sitka Public Library librarian Margot O'Connell join Katherine Rose to discuss an upcoming virtual workshop on advance directives, this Wednesday, May 27, at 4 P.M.
Baranof Elementary Principal Jill Lecrone and Kari Sagel joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss the school's plan for kindergarten in the fall. They also discussed the Virtual Kids Camp the district will run this summer.
Through all the Pomp and Circumstance we're seeing (online!) this time of year, there is one graduation we did not want you to miss: Ari Snider this month completed the 2019-20 KCAW Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism.