The Sitka Assembly is moving forward with a plan to offer more water to an expanding local hatchery. The proposal has been met with opposition from some Sitkans concerned about energy costs, but others say the economic benefits for trollers are invaluable.
The Dunleavy administration proposes cutting three quarters of the state’s ferry system and exploring privatization. Such deep cuts could potentially cripple the service before the end of the year. Civic leaders in Southeast have long urged ferry reform but are skeptical of the governor’s approach.
Raven Radio is hiring a full-time reporter. Alaska is an amazing place for a journalist, and Sitka is in the sweet spot with dynamic municipal and tribal politics, a rich arts and cultural life, a diverse community, awesome natural resources, and a stunning environment. News happens here in an extraordinary way. Just ask Brian Mann (NCPR/NPR), Ed Ronco (KNKX Seattle), Rachel Waldholz (Bosch Fellow, Germany), Emily Kwong (John Alexander Fellow, NPR), or the many other reporters who honed their skills here.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp presents A Tribute to Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, a show featuring covers of the entire 1973 album by local musicians. Organizers Drew Sherman and Joe Montagna joined KCAW's Erin Fulton this morning to talk about the concert.
Five people were rescued safely from a life raft in the Bering Sea Friday, after their fishing vessel sank about 40 miles southwest of Unalaska. The F/V Pacific 1 first signaled its distress to another commercial fishing vessel,...