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Slippery slopes prove perilous for Sitka hikers

Several slip-ups on Sitka trails kept the Coast Guard and Search and Rescue teams busy this weekend. The Sitka Fire Department got calls on Saturday and Sunday about hikers in need of assistance.

Carver and teacher, Abel Ryan, shares Tsimshian traditions

Abel Ryan is back where he started: Teaching art in the gallery of Sitka’s Sheldon Jackson Museum. The Tsimshian carver and engraver will be a familiar face to many locals. He’s been demonstrating traditional formline art and carving at the museum on and off for 16 years.

Castaway offers a culinary cruise through the tropics

A new food truck opened in Sitka last week -- one that steers clear of the usual suspects like black cod tips or grilled halibut. CastAway is dishing out Puerto Rican and Cuban classics.

Swing into the weekend with Duke Ellington

Ed Littlefield and Roger Schmidt join KCAW's Rich McClear in the studio. Littlefield and Schmidt are local musicians playing in this Saturday's Jazz on the Waterfront event from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

Researchers examine landslide causes and effects

Dr. Adam Booth, Kyle Turchick, Bryce Vascik and David de Guzman joined KCAW's Rich McClear in the studio for "The Morning Interview" to discuss ecosystem dynamics research and their various landslide projects.

Sail into summer with expert boat safety knowledge

Mike Morris joined KCAW's Rich McClear to talk about a new boating course at the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The introductory 8-hour class covers a range of topics like trailer-ing, rules of the road, emergency procedures, how to pass a vessel exam, and so much more.

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