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Leak shuts down Green Lake power plant

For the second time in the past year, the city shut down Sitka’s Green Lake power plant. Electric department staff discovered a leak in a 40-year-old electrical conduit.

PBS premiere: ‘Real Boy’ a journey through transition to acceptance

An award-winning film premiering on PBS tonight (6-19-17) has an Alaska connection. Real Boy is the story of a transgender youth launching a career as a musician in the Bay Area of California. The film was directed by Shaleece Haas, a former news intern at KCAW in Sitka.

SEARHC land transfer advances in congressional committees

A bill transferring over 19 acres of federal land in Sitka to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium -- or SEARHC -- has passed preliminary committees in both the US House and Senate.

Seven weeks after sinking, ‘Powhatan’ raised for a final trip south

There will be one last voyage for the Powhatan. The 81-foot tugboat sank at its dock in Sitka’s Starrigavan Bay in April. This week (6-12-17) salvage crews raised the Powhatan and placed it aboard a barge for a ride south to a Seattle scrap yard.

Sitka considers code changes in landslide zones

The state is currently mapping the potential risk for landslides in Sitka. Whether the Sitka Assembly adopts the maps or not, city staff wanted to be prepared for how the information could affect property development.

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Only Fools Run at Midnight! Celebrate Solstice with Family Fun!

Online pre-registration is now closed for Only Fools Run at Midnight on Saturday, June 24th! Don't worry though! Registration the night of begins at 11pm and is $25. T-shirts for the first 200 to register. This costume-clad evening of family fun is full of prizes for fastest finishers, best costumes, and wackiest centipede – 5 or more people attached in some form or fashion! Creativity encouraged! and lots of entertainment and fun to keep folks wide awake for the midnight run. Click the photo for more pictures and info~

Sitka class to teach life jacket ins and outs

The US Coast Guard's Mike Morris talks about a free life jacket class he will be instructing at the Blatchley Middle School swimming pool. The in-water class will be Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm.

Musical duo excited to return to Alaska

Flutist, Amy Taylor and violist/violinist, Christian Colberg have flown in to play chamber music for the Sitka Summer Music Festival. They talk about what listeners can expect in their many performances, which start today and continue throughout weekend.

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Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism

The application period is now open for KCAW's Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism. This 30-week program is an opportunity for a recent Journalism school graduate or established print reporter to build a portfolio in broadcasting. The application deadline is Friday, July 21, 2017. The Fellowship starts in mid-September.

KCAW is hiring a Program Coordinator

Raven Radio is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to assist the General Manager with programming, operations and managing large on-air volunteer program. Required qualifications: strong production and on-air skills; demonstrated organizational, teaching and computer skills; ability to work with wide variety of people and to work flexible hours. Read a full job description and find out how to apply here.  This job is open until filled.  First application review will be Monday, June 26th.

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