KCAW News spoke with utility director Bryan Bertacchi, who said that a breaker tripped at the Green Lake power plant, causing a brief power outage across Sitka from around 5:50 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (12/12/18).
While Sitkans are counting down the days to the winter holiday, local advocates for victims of domestic violence are getting ready to work overtime. What is supposed to be a season of joy can actually increase the risk of abuse for many reasons.
The Sitka Assembly voted, last night, to move forward with the development of a secondary water treatment plant. The resolution, which narrowly passed 4-2, is expected to cost the city $18 million, though rate increases have been in place to help fund the planned project for months. KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports.
Students from Blatchley Middle School joined KCAW's Brooke Schaefer in the studio to discuss a student-led visual arts project celebrating diversity in our community. The installation, called "Colors of Our Community" will be curated by students with support of local artists.
SAFV's Boys Run Program is gearing up for its annual 5K Fun Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15. This year's theme is Color Run! Participants in grades 3 through 5 and coaches discuss what they have learned this year, and invite Sitka to join their celebration this weekend.
Peg Blumer, with Sitkans Against Family Violence, and Sitka Police sergeant Gary Cranford say that the rise in domestic violence is noticeable around the holidays. Financial stress, family demands, and other factors can contribute to emotional abuse -- and even physical abuse.
Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Klas Stolpe attended the Region V Wrestling tourney in Juneau over the weekend and reports Mt. Edgecumbe High School and Sitka High will be represented at the state meet this weekend -- by both girls and boys. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.