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Yak Timber files for bankruptcy after its parent company, the village corporation, is sued for $13.3 million

“The matter itself is almost like a broken piece of glass, with so many edges it’s impossible to pick up without getting cut," said Andrew Gildersleeve, the Tribe's executive director. "There's a shock of what's happened to tribal lands and disbelief that there could be a claim of the size against an organization that is ultimately run by our friends, family and neighbors.”

Sitka Music Festival celebrates ‘Rachmaninoff at 150’

Each week in June, musicians from the Sitka Music Festival will join us to discuss upcoming concerts. On Wednesday (5-31-23) the festival's artistic director and Grammy award winning cellist Zuill Bailey joined KCAW's Brooke Schafer to discuss performances set for this weekend, featuring the works of Mahler, Piazzolla, Schumann, and a Rachmaninoff retrospective.

Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, summer is here and Sentinel Sports is back!

The Sitka High School track team dominated at regionals last weekend, and both the baseball and softball teams are fighting for a chance at state in regional tournaments this weekend. Sitka Sentinel sports editor Garland Kennedy joined KCAW's Katherine Rose (pinch hitting for News Director Robert Woolsey) to talk all things summer sports. Listen here:

From brunch cruises to storytelling, an eventful month planned for Sitka Pride

Last year, Pride Month in Sitka was celebrated with the community's first ever Pride parade. This year, that tradition will continue, accompanied by a brunch cruise, drag shows, and storytelling and youth-focused events happening throughout the month. Sitka Pride Month volunteer and coordinator Michael Mausbach joined KCAW's Brooke Schafer to discuss plans for the month ahead. Listen here:



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