Six people are safe after their recreational vessel began taking on water in Sitka Sound on Tuesday evening (6-19-18). Good Samaritan boats -- including gillnetters and charter vessels -- swarmed the 27-foot Catalina Condor when its skipper called in a mayday near Long Island in Sitka Sound, at about 6:15 p.m.
Sitka’s salmon fishermen are worried about the state’s strategy for renegotiating the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The fleet took to the seas yesterday (06-20-18) to send Governor Bill Walker a strong message not to sign “a bad treaty.”
The Sitka Assembly has denied an appeal by a Petersburg company whose bid for the O’Connell Lightering Float project was rejected by the city earlier this year. KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports from Thursday night’s special meeting.
Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) discusses her citizen science program. Scientist train ordinary citizens to identify washed up sea birds on beaches so that the organization can get a larger picture of the marine environment. Parrish is holding a training July 1st, 12pm-6pm at the Sitka Science Center.
Zuill Bailey, director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and his sister, violinist Allison Bailey discuss working with siblings and peers, performing at casual venues, and the interplay of music and the weather. They give a preview of what listeners can look forward to during the second half of the festival.
Dave Nichols, member of the Electric Vehicle Owners' Group discusses their meetup this Saturday, where they'll gather with other electric vehicle owners. They'll then open up the meeting to those curious about electric vehicles or considering buying one.
Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.
A brown bear that fatally mauled a hiker in Eagle River this week – and later attacked and injured another man – is still on the loose. The Department of Fish and Game says an autopsy confirmed that 44-year-old Michael Soltis...