The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers Thursday night (9-20-18) called off the search for 55-year old Reginald Skeek, Jr., a Kake resident who is believed to have fallen off the town pier and drowned.
The City of Sitka is denying all allegations in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the police department last month. Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva claims he was harassed and demoted for calling out the department’s inappropriate purchase of automatic weapons, among other charges.
The impacts of Saturday’s system-wide power outage continue in Sitka. While repairing equipment that was damaged during that outage, the Electric Department encountered a technical issue at Green Lake. This caused another another system-wide outage today for approximately forty minutes.
Sitka lost all electric power on Saturday evening (09-16-18) for approximately four hours. The city is now advising citizens to check all life-saving electronic equipment to ensure it still works. The city is also planning a power outage from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, September 21st to replace damaged equipment at the Marine Street substation.
Swing dancing classes return on October 2nd, taught by Beth and Owen Kindig. The lessons are every Tuesday at the New Archangel Dancers Studio from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with open dancing from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Raven Radio Foundation Board has hired the station's sixth general manager. Becky Meiers will be joining us October 15th from Portland, OR. She joined us on the Morning Interview alongside board member Ted Howard.
Working parents looking for childcare can find themselves without many options in Sitka. There are only three licensed care providers for children and rates can exceed $1000 a month. As part of our series "The Cost of Living in Sitka," we spoke with Erica Whipkey, the Board President of the Betty Eliason Child Care Center.
A new campaign to reduce CO2 kicks off in Sitka today: "Stop Idling, Start $aving." Citizens are encouraged to take an idle-free pledge in Sitka, turning off their vehicle to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality.
The state Department of Law is defending its plea deal with an Anchorage man – originally charged with kidnapping and assaulting a woman to whom he offered a ride. He was let off this week on time served, with some suspended....