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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!

Only Fools Run at Midnight is Saturday, June 24th! 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! Register Here before June 23rd for $20, or $25 the night of at Harrigan Hall. T-shirts for the first 200 to register, and lots of entertainment and fun to keep folks wide awake for the midnight run. Click the photo for more pictures and info~

Chance encounter leads to photo exhibit, book

Photographer and author, Daniel J. Brincefield and publisher, Tim Murphy talk about Brincefield's photography exhibit and his book, "Run Like the Wind: Alaskan Native Boy's Mysterious Totem Pole".

Weekend walk to celebrate cancer survivors

Carolyn Frederickson, of the Sitka Cancer Survivors' Society, talks about the Cancer Survivors's Walk at the Path of Hope, happening this Sunday, June 25 at 2 PM.

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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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